There is not one person immune to getting cavities.
Cavities, caries or tooth decay is one of the most common health problems in the world. Although it affects Winnipeggers of all ages, they are especially common in children, teenagers and older adults.
When a patient visits our clinic, we check for any cavities and suggest treatments such as dental fillings to ensure they don’t worsen and cause infection and pain. We may also recommend dental sealants if our patient is susceptible to tooth decay.
What Are Dental Sealants?
Your molars have fissures and grooves. And when food enters these tiny fissures, they are very likely to get stuck in between the grooves. If these leftover particles are left uncleaned, it may damage the protective layer of the teeth called the enamel.
Cavities form when plaque and acid from these leftover food particles penetrates through the protective layers of your tooth.
Dental sealants are plastic coatings applied by a dentist to the chewing surface of your teeth. With this protective coating, the fissures and grooves are sealed off, preventing food and bacteria from entering.
Dental sealants can protect your teeth against 80% of cavities for two years and continue to provide 50% protection for up to four years.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends children get dental sealants to help prevent cavities.
Where To Get Dental Sealants In Winnipeg
Kildonan Crossing Dental Centre provides dental sealant treatments for patients of all ages. Help protect your teeth from cavities. We are a family-friendly dental clinic in East Winnipeg that offers pediatric dentistry services for your little ones.
Book an appointment today!