Dental sealants are thin sheets or coatings placed on the chewing surfaces of teeth, offering a protective coating and shield on the enamel. They are painted on the teeth in the back region of the mouth, including the molars and premolars. Sealants help prevent tooth decay or cavities. At Allard Dental Centre, we care about the health and comfort of our patients. Every patient wants healthy teeth, and one we can protect the teeth is by using dental sealants. Allard Dental Centre offers sealants in Langley, BC, to protect your teeth.
Sealants are used to reduce the likelihood of tooth decay developing. Given the likelihood of developing tooth decay, grooves, and dental depressions among children, this demographic will often benefit from dental sealants. However, sealants can also benefit adults.
Among the children, it is recommended that dental sealants should be applied to permanent teeth as soon as they come in. This way, they can be adequately protected during their cavity-prone years between 6 and 14 years old. There might be cases where dental sealants might be useful for baby teeth, especially where these teeth have deep grooves and depressions. Baby teeth are as important to keep them healthy as permanent teeth, given that they help with the development and holding of the correct amount of spacing for permanent teeth.
Sealants must also be checked regularly for any signs of damage or chipping. Once you visit dentists near you, your teeth are inspected. Our dentists in Langley, BC, will provide the sealants after inspection. Visit our team at Allard Dental Centre for an application or inspection of your dental sealants in Langley, BC.