Dental sealants are part of preventive and prophylactic dentistry that is aimed at keeping decay/caries at bay, particularly in young patients. Children are often incapable of cleaning their teeth properly on their own – this combined with the fact that their diet comprises of sugary, sticky foods, makes their teeth highly susceptible to bacterial attacks. Sealants can protect their teeth and keep them healthy by creating a barrier atop the enamel of the teeth.
Dental sealants are used mostly on the occlusal/biting surfaces of large posterior teeth, or molars. The procedure is completely painless, non-invasive, and takes just a few minutes. A thin layer of resin based restorative material is applied on the biting surfaces, and hardened in place with the help of a dental light. Even in the absence of a strict oral hygiene routine, this barrier can protect the molars and keep them sound for a long time. In case the sealant chips off or breaks, it can easily be re-applied at the clinic. The treatment goes a long way in preventing dental caries till the children are old enough to take proper care of their teeth through regular brushing, flossing and dietary modifications. Book an appointment with our team at Dr Viken Garabedian for your child today.