Dental sealants are one of the most effective preventive dental treatments available. A tooth sealant treatment is quick to do and can be done at any dental visit. They are composed of a thin and clear material that is placed on the back teeth in order to keep them healthy.
Molars and premolars are made for grinding and chewing, so to help with this they have peaks and crevasses. While it is helpful for chewing, it is not helpful for cleaning. Sometimes the crevasses are too small for a bristle to reach, but not too small for bacteria to start decay. With a thin dental sealant covering the crevasses, it successfully prevents decay from forming.
For children that still have their baby teeth, dental sealants are a smart way to protect the teeth and keep them healthy until they are ready to fall out on their own. Baby teeth have considerably weaker enamel and are much more prone to decay, so sealing them makes sense.
Pre-teens and adolescents that are starting to get their adult teeth are also prime candidates for dental sealants. When you get a brand-new cell phone, do you wait a while to put a cellphone case on it or do you do it right away? Right away! With your molars and premolars, it is smart to protect them and seal them as early as possible to prevent future cavities.
Adults that want to take an additional preventative step can also consider dental sealants. It is never too late to get dental sealants! Schedule your appointment for dental sealants in Saskatoon, SK today.
I would like to take this opportunity to introduce myself. My name is Dr. Adam Stenerson. To give you a little background about myself, I was born and raised in the Sonningdale, Saskatchewan area, where my parents live and farm to this day. After graduating high school, I attended the University of Saskatchewan where I completed a Bachelor of Science in Physiology degree (2009) followed by a Doctorate in Dental Medicine (DMD) in 2013.