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Sealants Prevent Cavities For Kids

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sealants prevent cavities for kids

Your child’s first dental exam at Wetaskiwin Family Dental in Wetaskiwin should occur when the first teeth are in, usually between six months and one year of age. During this first check-up, we can discuss sealants, a clear layer of plastic applied to the grooved surfaces of the teeth.

Sealants protect the teeth and prevent cavities by filling in the crevasses where food particles can get caught and breed harmful bacteria They are especially effective in the back teeth where most cavities occur.

The application process takes only one short visit. The teeth are cleaned, dried, and then the liquid sealant is applied to teeth and hardened: it’s quick and painless. Your child will be able to eat right after the appointment.

Sealants, brushing and flossing, a balanced diet, and twice-yearly checkups at Wetaskiwin Family Dental in Wetaskiwin are the keys to good dental health. Our services include general and restorative dentistry. Schedule an appointment today!