A dental sealant is a protective plastic coating applied to the chewing surface of the teeth. It is placed into the tiny pits and fissures where cavity-causing bacteria, foods, and acids live. Toothbrush bristles are too large to reach into the grooves, making sealant application one of the most important preventative treatments available. The sealant acts as a barrier, protecting the enamel from bacterial plaque in cavity prone areas. Children as well as adults can benefit from this easy and painless procedure. Sealants are placed on permanent molars as soon as they erupt to prevent decay. Sealants can last several to many years. During regular cleaning appointments, we will check the condition of the sealants and reapply them if necessary.
Call Stonebrook Dental today to book in for your sealant consultation (416) 636-4227