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Sealants for Kids

Sat, Dec 10, 2011
Fissure sealants for kids are like plastic coatings on the fissured surfaces of primary teeth, to prevent plaque accumulation and dental cavities from forming through decay.
Sealants for Kids

Dental sealants are like plastic coatings that are applied to the biting or occlusal surfaces of permanent, posterior teeth. These surfaces have many deep fissures and grooves which are difficult to reach and clean and can accumulate food debris, plaque and bacteria and cause tooth decay.

Sealants can be placed on newly erupted permanent molars and premolars, to prevent tooth decay in these teeth at an early age when the child does not take proper care of his/ her teeth.

The procedure is very simple. To begin with, the tooth surface is thoroughly cleaned with a fluoride paste and a rotating brush. The tooth is then washed and dried. An acidic solution is placed on the fissures and grooves of the tooth’s occlusal surface for a few seconds, and then rinsed off. This acid treatment creates minute, microscopic areas and a roughened surface which enables the dental sealant to bond to the tooth. The tooth is thoroughly dried once again and the fluid dental sealant is placed into the acid treated grooves and fissures. It is then hardened or “cured” using a blue LED light. Once the dental sealant hardens, it becomes a tough, hard, varnish coating on the grooved surfaces of the teeth, safely blocking them and preventing accumulation of plaque and bacteria.

Sealants are highly effective in preventing dental decay and can last many years, keeping the teeth safe and bacteria-free.

Offfice Listing

RankingDistanceClinic Phone
480.4 kmDr J. Gordon Hall Family Dentistry
9 Prince Edward St Brighton, Ontario Canada K0K 1H0
(613) 475-1650
537.0 kmDentistry at Cedarview 2
4100 Strandherd drive unit 101 Ottawa, Ontario Canada K2J0V2
(613) 823-5995
475.2 kmBelleville Dental Care
135 Victoria Avenue Belleville, Ontario Canada K8N 2B1
(613) 969-8800
3244.8 kmDynamic Dental
163 Quarry Park Blvd SE Unit 210 Calgary, Alberta Canada T2C5E1
(403) 453-5588
752.1 kmCallander Bay Dental Centre
299 Main Street N, P.O. Box 457 North Bay, Ontario Canada P0H 1H0
(705) 752-1510
3869.2 kmDr. Joyce Santos-Grou
1111 Ponderosa St Coquitlam, British Columbia Canada V3B 7L3
(604) 942-4242

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