In order to prevent cavities, it’s important to maintain a good oral health regimen of brushing at least twice a day and flossing. Sometimes, this regimen is not enough to reach every nook and cranny of your mouth. That’s where sealants and protective coatings can help.
To protect your teeth from cavities, you can use a sealant. A sealant is a thin, protective coating that you put on your teeth. In most cases we use sealants to protect their young children from the harmful effects of cavity-causing bacteria. Sealants are especially helpful for second molars since they are not exposed to bristles and can be well protected by the sticky layer.
Dentist appointments can be daunting, but a visit to the dentist for teeth sealant is quick and painless. First, Dr. Lindsay will clean all surfaces of your teeth and dry them thoroughly. He will then apply a gel onto the teeth and allow it to set. Once the gel has been washed off, a light blue wax is applied onto the grooves of your teeth. The wax hardens once exposed to the blue light and secures the sealant in place.
Dental sealants are a great solution for young children who are not quite that well-versed in keeping their teeth cleaned. As children grow up they tend to learn the importance of oral health, however when they are young they simply won't take their oral health very seriously. Dental sealants are a great way to ensure that they won't get that much damage during the learning curve.
It can be difficult to see a new dentist. That's why we've worked hard to create an easier system for booking appointments. Simply request an appointment and we'll call you so you can schedule an appointment that meets your needs.
We're available to speak with you by phone at any time. It can be hard to find someone to trust with your teeth. That's why making appointments is easier than ever before. To schedule one, please fill out our contact form.