Dental Sealants

Sealants in Fort Saskatchewan, AB

Are you looking to protect your child’s teeth from decay and cavities? Dental sealants at Town Crest Dental Clinic are a safe, thin plastic coating applied to rear teeth that are the most prone to cavity formation.

Once your child gets the first set of molars, please contact our trained dentist near you for preventive care treatment.

Sealants in Fort Saskatchewan, AB

How Do Sealants in Fort Saskatchewan, AB Work?

Back teeth have natural grooves and fissures as these teeth play an important role in grinding up food particles. However, the pitted surface becomes a habitat for bacteria as food particles lodge in the nooks and crannies. The bacteria feed on the food sugars and release an acid that attacks tooth enamel.

Even if your child practices good oral hygiene, the toothbrush bristles cannot reach these tiny grooves. Dr. Navjot Sodhi applies the sealant in the form of liquid that seeps into the fissures and hardens into a protective covering for the tooth. Sealing a molar is a much better option than treating decay or cavities.

How Long Does the Procedure Take?

Sealant treatment takes between 10 and 15 minutes to complete and young patients like the pleasant flavour. It would be best if you got sealants re-applied when the second set of molars erupt.

Sealants are usually applied for children and teens to protect them during the cavity-prone years. However, we can also apply sealants for adults. If you have pitted molars and want to reduce the risks of decay, you can ask Dr. Navjot Sodhi about sealants near you.

Are You Eligible for Dental Sealants?

You may be a candidate for sealants at Town Crest Dental Clinic if:

  • Your enamel is too thin
  • You have a family history of caries
  • You suffer from poor hygiene and plaque control
  • You consume a diet high in sugars

The patient can eat and drink as usual immediately after treatment. Once dental sealants are applied, they do need to be checked for damage during dental exams. Dr. Navjot Sodhi may re-apply the sealant if necessary. If the tooth has decay, we will first clean out the decayed material before applying dental sealant.