Sealants – Courtice – Oshawa
The Canadian Dental Association finds that over 90% of all cavities in children between the ages of 5 and 17 come from pit and fissure caries. It is important to preemptively block these areas with the safe and easy application of dental sealant to prevent cavities and decay. Dr. Bedi will be happy to perform this safe, easy, and inexpensive procedure for your children at King Town Dental.
Deep grooves and pits appear on the biting surfaces of molars and pre-molars as children age. Chewing compresses food and sweets into these crevices and are quite difficult to clean. Plaque bacteria sits at the bottom and continuously weakens the same spot. Often, children disregard these vulnerable areas of the mouth when brushing, leaving them susceptible to the formation of cavities.
Cavities and decay can be effectively prevented through the use of pit and fissure sealants. Sealants are applied as a liquid which fills in the grooves naturally appearing on these teeth. The liquid quickly hardens, forming a barrier which prevents food particles and bacteria from getting trapped in these crevices and causing decay.
The process is extremely simple. To place dental sealants, Dr. Bedi will first clean and dry the teeth and its fissures. A conditioning solution is brushed on, followed by the sealant. After a few moments of drying, the sealants will have completely sealed the pits and fissures of the teeth, creating a smooth surface.
As parents, it is up to us to opt for non-destructive, painless and preventive procedures for our children, rather than undergoing anesthetic injections and filling procedures, which are more costly in the long run. Sealants are quite inexpensive and cost relatively nothing compared to the potential, lengthy process of cavity filling or root canals.
If you have any questions about your child’s oral or overall health, please feel free to speak with one of our team members today. Our location in Courtice, just outside Oshawa, always welcomes new smiles!