Wondering if sealants are a good choice for your children when it comes to preventing cavities? The team at Willowbrook Dental Clinic can help you decide.
At Willowbrook Dental Clinic, we apply dental sealants to help prevent decay on children's permanent molars. Sealants are usually clear or tooth coloured, so that they 'seal' and protect the surface of the tooth without being visible.
How are dental sealants applied?
The dental sealant is 'painted' onto the chewing surface of the permanent molars by the dentist. It is bonded into place, sealing all the grooves that are potential problem areas and difficult to clean.
How long do dental sealants last?
Dental sealants can last for years when properly cared for. If the sealant wears off, however, it can be re-applied.
Does my child need dental sealant?
During your child's regular check-up, the dentist will assess your child's dental health and advise you as to whether dental sealant is a good idea for your child.
Will my child need fluoride if she has dental sealants?
Yes. Dental sealants only provide protection from cavities for the teeth on which they are applied. The rest of the teeth are not protected by the sealant, and will still require fluoride for optimal protection from cavities.