Dental sealant therapy is one of the most effective ways of preventing caries, or tooth decay, particularly in young children. It is a common prophylactic dental practice that has helped many patients combat bacterial attacks and keep their teeth healthy. The procedure itself is non-invasive, 100% safe, efficient and painless. It simply involves the application of a very fine layer of tooth coloured restoration material on the biting surface of the largest teeth in the oral cavity, the molars. Once this layer has been applied, it is set in place with the help of a curing light, or laser. The sealant thus forms a protective barrier over the enamel of the tooth, keeping the bacteria from infecting it.
The procedure is ideal for young or disabled patients, who are unable to maintain optimal oral hygiene on regular basis, and therefore require additional protection. We at Thomas M Reedal recommend the sealant therapy to all parents for their children. Childhood caries can be very painful, and prevention is always better than cure. If you’re looking to keep your child’s teeth safe from decay, book an appointment with our team today!