Dental sealants are common dental procedures that we perform for dozens of children each year at Kennedy North Dentistry in Caledon, ON. Keeping your child’s teeth in good health is important and will pay off in the long run. Dental cavities and issues take months and years to manifest. When a child starts having dental problems at an early age, their dental health in adulthood will be affected.
At Kennedy North Dentistry, we can perform a few protective procedures like dental sealants and fluoride treatments near Brampton, Mayfield area to protect your child’s teeth. If you’re looking for a dentist near you who can take care of your family’s dental health, we’re here to help.
The procedure is completely painless, and your child will remain comfortable. We’ll use conditioning gel to roughen the chewing surfaces of your child’s molars and premolars. Roughening these surfaces make it easier for the dental sealants to stick.
Dental sealant is then applied and hardened using ultraviolet light. Dental sealant placed over a tooth should last several years. The entire procedure takes a few minutes, and local anesthesia isn’t required. At Pediatric Dentistry Your child will remain comfortable, and we’ll be done before they start to become restless or irritated.
Dental sealants can last for several years. Parents need to keep bringing in their children so we can apply dental sealants to new adult teeth as they erupt. The procedure is done to protect the molars and premolars from the hazards of unrestricted bacterial growth. Additionally, your child might require a repeat sealant application. Dental sealants last for a few years and are recommended between the ages of 6 and 15.
You will not need to take any precautions after your child gets sealants applied to their teeth. Just keep bringing them in for their regular visits, and we’ll assess their dental status. Adults can get sealants, but the procedure is more beneficial for children.
Many insurance policies don’t include dental sealants for adults. You can get in touch with your insurance company to find out more. You’re also welcome to pay out of pocket if your insurance policy doesn’t cover you.