Dental Sealants in New Westminster, BC
Tooth decay can force your child to miss school or avoid eating. Dental sealants are tooth-colored, acrylic coatings painted onto premolars and molars to smoothen the tooth surface. Please contact our team of experienced dentists to address any concerns regarding baby or permanent teeth.
Our practice at Asante Dental Centre offers a range of preventive, restorative, and cosmetic dental care solutions for your entire family.
Who Should Get Sealants?
There are much higher chances of developing decay and cavities in the deep pits and grooves of the rear teeth. Due to this, paint-on dental sealants in New Westminster, BC are applied to premolars and molars to form a protective layer on the chewing surface. The sealant encases the tooth, and the smooth surface keeps the tooth safe from trapped food and bacteria.
Decay in baby teeth can cause other teeth to decay and interfere with the spacing for permanent teeth. It’s important to keep primary teeth free of cavities to prevent premature fall-out.
Children should ideally get two coats of dental sealants applied. We will apply the first coat between the ages of five to seven years of age when they get their first molars. The next coat of sealants should be applied between eleven and fourteen years when the second molars erupt. While sealants near you effectively reduce cavity risks, patients need to follow good oral hygiene by brushing and flossing regularly.
Dental Sealant Procedure
Sealant treatment is a fast, painless, and simple procedure.
1. Our skilled dentists in New Westminster, BC will clean the tooth with gritty toothpaste.
2. We will dry the tooth and isolate any saliva by wrapping it with cotton.
3. After applying some etching gel to roughen the surface and disinfect the tooth, we will again rinse and dry the tooth.
4. We will now apply the sealant directly to the tooth surface and harden it with blue LED light to help it adhere better.
Once the treatment is over, your child can go back to school or consume food and drinks as usual. Please contact Asante Dental Centre today to learn more about how our child can benefit from dental sealants.