Dr. Elizabeth Dimovski

Dr. Elizabeth Dimovski
Dentists Brampton



Michelle SAYS!

Dental sealants are thin plastic coatings that are applied to the grooves of the chewing surfaces of the back teeth to protect them from tooth decay.  Permanent molars are the most likely to benefit from sealants. The first molars usually come into the mouth when a child is 6 years old. Second molars appear at about age 12. It is best if the sealant is applied soon after the teeth have erupted, before they have a chance to decay.

Applying sealants does not require drilling or removing of tooth structure. The process is short and easy. Sealants can only be seen up close. Sealants can be clear, white, or slightly tinted, and usually are not seen when a child talks or smiles.

Sealants can last for as long as 5 to 10 years. Sealants should be checked at each dental appointment and can be reapplied if they are no longer in place.

Sealants are one part of a child's total preventive dental care. A complete preventative dental program also includes fluoride, twice daily brushing, flossing, wise food choices and regular cleanings and check ups.

For more information on sealants feel free to visit our office.

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