Dental sealants are one of the most common and effective techniques used by dentists to prevent decay, including our dentists at Cowichan Valley Dental Centre. But what are dental sealants, and how can they help you?
Luckily, our team has put together this list to answer all of your dental sealant questions.
What are Dental Sealants?
Dental sealants are applied to the surface of the teeth to prevent cavities. They are most often applied to the back teeth such as molars and premolars where decay occurs most often.
Why use Dental Sealants?
Made of a durable plastic resin, dental sealants fill and ‘seal’ the depressions and grooves in the surface of these back teeth that are vulnerable to collections of plaque and food. Even with a good brushing and flossing routine, these fissures can prove very difficult to keep clear – which is why dental sealants are often the best solution.
How are Dental Sealants Applied?
Applying a dental sealant is an easy and painless process and can be done during your routine checkup appointment. Your dentist can paint the sealant directly onto your teeth where it will harden and set. Dental Sealants last several years before they need to be reapplied.
Our practice is one of the leading providers of dental sealants in Duncan, BC. Contact us now to book an appointment at our convenient dental office.