Studies show that over 75% of dental decay starts in the grooves and pits of the teeth.

Cleaning these grooves and pits is challenging, which means they are highly susceptible to decay. Receiving dental sealants in Calgary can help protect the teeth by “sealing” these deep grooves and creating a smooth surface for easy cleaning. A dental sealant is composed of a thin plastic coating applied to the molars and premolars’ chewing surfaces. At Apple Dental, we offer dental sealants near you. If you are interested in learning more about dental sealants in SW Calgary, contact us today.

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When Should You Receive Dental Sealants?

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Children and teens

Once the six molars (the first permanent back teeth) erupt, dental sealants are usually applied for protection. Patients between the ages of 6 and 16 typically receive dental sealants since these are years prone to developing cavities. 

Adults

When the teeth have deep grooves or depression but have no sign of decay, dental sealants are applied to the tooth’s surface as a precautionary and preventative measure. 

Primary teeth

Dental sealants can be applied when the teeth have deep grooves and pits, and if the child is prone to cavities. 

What Happens During a Dental Sealant Procedure

The process for receiving dental sealants in SW Calgary is quick and painless. Applying a sealant to each tooth only takes a few minutes. Once the teeth are cleaned thoroughly, cotton is used on the area to keep it dry. We will apply a special bonding solution to your enamel to ensure the sealant bonds to the tooth. Your dentist or dental hygienist will then rinse and dry your teeth. The sealant material is precisely painted on your tooth’s enamel, which covers the grooves and depressions. A curing light is usually used to harden the sealant, or in some cases, the material will set automatically. To increase your dental sealant’s longevity, we recommended eating a balanced diet, practicing proper oral care, and visiting your dentist at least twice a year for a dental cleaning and exam. 

At Apple Dental, we offer dental sealants near you

At Apple Dental, we offer dental sealants near you. If you are interested in receiving dental sealants in Calgary, contact us to request a consultation.

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