At My Dental Clinic in Calgary we believe prevention is one of the best dental treatments we can provide. For this reason, we recommend dental sealants to our patients. Brushing and flossing are essential to preventative dental care but sometimes certain areas may be impossible to reach. This is where dental sealants can help, they protect areas of the mouth your toothbrush and floss may not reach, protecting your mouth against decay and bacteria.
Dental sealants are a staple of preventative dentistry; they are a tooth-colored coating that is applied to the surface of your teeth. This coating can help prevent plaque buildup, cavities and decay in treated teeth. Depending on your dental hygiene habits and lifestyle choices, dental sealants can last for several years.
When dental sealants are applied to your teeth, they seal any grooves and pits on the chewing surfaces of your teeth, leaving a protective layer. This makes cleaning teeth easier and plaque buildup harder. We typically recommend dental sealants for our pediatric patients, but they can also benefit the entire family!
Left unsealed, your teeth may be more predisposed to plaque buildup, cavities and decay. This simple dental treatment can help protect you and your family from more invasive, expensive dental treatments down the road.
If you want to ensure you and your family have the best dental protection possible, contact our Calgary dental office today and schedule an appointment. We look forward to protecting your smile!