Over time, the chewing surfaces in the back of teeth form small grooves called fissures. The build-up of bacteria in these fine cracks can occur over time if toothbrushes can’t reach these places. This is especially true for young children who may not brush their teeth properly each day. To even out these surfaces and make them easier to clean, thin plastic sealants are placed on the chewing surfaces to create smooth, easy to clean surfaces.
Who Should Get Sealants?
At King Street Dental, we take pride in providing the best dentistry for children in Melbourne. Our cosmetic dentists are experts at fitting sealants for children and adults. When it comes to sealants, getting them placed sooner rather than later is always recommended. To protect the teeth of children, we recommend placing sealants as soon as the molars develop. This keeps teeth cavity-free from an early age and saves your child stressful visits to the dentist and saves you dental costs in the long run.
How Do Sealants Work?
We like to think as dental sealants as the first line of defence for your teeth. When cavity-causing bacteria come into contact with residual food particles, they form acids which cause holes in teeth over time. Quality sealants keep food particles and germs from building up in tiny fissures in your teeth.
The Benefits of Dental Sealants
Here are just some of the reasons we love dental sealants so much:
Shield Against Plaque and Food
Dental sealants provide tooth enamel with 24/7 dental protection. By creating an effective barrier, sealants prevent plaque build-up on hard to reach back molars. This form of treatment seals your teeth completely, protecting you from cavities, root canals and having to get expensive crowns.
Extra Support for your Oral Care Routine
The ideal dental routine involves regular brushing, flossing and keeping a close eye on the kinds of food that your teeth are exposed to. We recommend dental sealants as the perfect way to add an extra layer of protection to your teeth to maximise the benefits of your oral hygiene routine.
Painless Dentistry for Children
The most significant advantage of dental sealants is that they are virtually painless, making them perfect for children. Dental anxiety is common amongst children, and dental sealants are the perfect way to protect their teeth from an early age. Our dental experts use a brush to apply a liquid resin to the biting surface of each tooth. Once the resin has dried, the process is complete. All this takes only a few seconds!
Long Lasting Dental Sealants for Children
Dental sealants are easy to maintain, repair and are very comfortable for both children and adults. They provide long lasting protection to teeth, especially with regular dental check-ups and a good oral health routine. Contact us for more information on this simple, innovative procedure, or book an appointment for your child today!