The purpose of dental sealants

Preventative dental care is essential to avoid costly and damaging conditions, including infections, disease, and tooth decay. One step that may get overlooked is the application of sealants. North York, Ontario area patients who want to add protection for the teeth may want to ask the team at Respond Dental about the benefits of placing a coating on teeth to prevent cavities known as dental sealants.

What are dental sealants?

Dental sealants are a protective solution for teeth. When brushing and flossing are inadequate, it may not remove food and plaque effectively from the teeth, specifically on the chewing surfaces with many crevices and pits. By placing a dental sealant, both adults and children can protect the teeth from cavities. The sealant smooths these surfaces and keeps food and plaque from becoming stuck. While they are often thought of for children, adult patients can also benefit from them!

How long do dental sealants last?

With proper care, most dental sealants will last anywhere from three to five years. At each dental visit, the sealants are evaluated to determine if they are still in place and effectively protect the teeth. These sealants will provide the protection patients need to help them keep cavities at bay.

Are dental sealants replaceable?

Our team of professionals will help patients determine if they need a new dental sealant placed during their next appointment. These dental sealants are applied quickly in the chair within a minute or two and provide years of protection. They are also affordable and covered by dental insurance for many of our patients. The out-of-pocket cost is also reasonable and attainable for most patients.

Speak to a provider about dental sealants

Dental sealants are great for both adults and kids. Suppose you are interested in learning more about dental sealants and other preventative solutions for the teeth and gums. Call Respond Dental of North York, ON, to discuss your oral health needs. The practice is located at 45 Sheppard Avenue E Unit #108 and can be reached by calling the front office at (416) 318-7465.