Brushing and flossing are the best ways to protect your teeth. But there may be times when you need to undergo further treatments, such as getting dental sealants to ensure your teeth last for a long time.
Dental sealants are thin, protective coatings that adhere to the chewing surface of your back teeth. While they’re no substitute for brushing and flossing, they can keep cavities from forming and could even stop early stages of tooth decay. They’re just one preventative dental treatment we provide at Dental Image Therapy Centres to our patients to make sure you have a healthy, confident smile.
Generally, we recommend children to get dental sealants. This is for a few reasons:
In 2016, the Centre for Disease Control released a report stating that children ages six to eleven without sealants have almost three times more first molar cavities than those who have sealants. The report shows proof that dental sealants can protect against 80 per cent of cavities for two years and continue to protect against 50 per cent of cavities for up to four years.
This means dental sealants can reduce the need for expensive and invasive treatments like dental fillings or crowns.
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Our dentists at Dental Image Therapy Centres will check for the risk of cavities and determine whether you or your child needs a sealant to protect your teeth. After discussing the treatment options, one of our dental professionals will put the sealant on your tooth during a subsequent visit. The entire procedure is quick and painless. If you have any questions about the process, don’t hesitate to ask your dentist. We would be happy to help!
Book an appointment at one of our Dental Image Therapy Centres clinics to keep up with your oral hygiene and learn more about proper dental care. We are conveniently located in Garden City Shopping Centre and St. Vital Centre.
Maybe it's time for your and your family's regular checkup and cleaning, you have a toothache or you need to get your treatment plan going - whatever the reason, we're here to help you get your confident smile. Whether you're a new patient or a returning friend, we can't wait to see you at your next appointment at either of our Winnipeg clinics!Book Now