Dental Sealants in Calgary, AB

Encasing children’s rear teeth with resin-based dental sealants can reduce the risk of cavities by almost 80%. Our child-friendly dentist near you will perform a thorough evaluation to detect cavities and decay early and apply sealants in Calgary, AB, for added protection.

How Cavities Affect Your Child’s Health

Untreated cavities can affect your child’s oral and overall health. Tooth decay results in an acid attack on tooth enamel, which causes holes or cavities to be formed. In the absence of cavity treatment at Poplar Dental, teeth affected by cavities can:

  • Impact bite alignment and cause an overbite
  • Hinder permanent teeth from erupting properly
  • Cause severe toothache which may require extensive treatment or even an extraction
  • Result in bad breath and impede speech

Dr. Perry offers effective treatments like sealants near you that can prevent your child’s teeth from being riddled with cavities. Regular exams and cleanings are crucial in reducing the risks of cavities.

How Do Dental Sealants Help?

Sealants require a two-time application. We apply the first coat of sealants during the ages of 5 to 7 years of age when the first set of molars erupts. Our trained dentist in Calgary, AB, applies the second coating of sealant between the ages of 11 to 13 when children get their second set of molars.

Sealants help smooth the chewing surfaces of the back teeth to prevent food particles from being trapped. Back teeth tend to be more prone to cavity formation as they are full of grooves and harder to access during brushing or flossing. The sealant procedure does not involve the grinding down of tooth structure, and there is no need for numbing. Dr. Perry can apply sealants in just a few minutes in a simple, painless procedure.

Once the liquid sealant is applied, it hardens quickly within a few seconds to form a hard, protective layer around the molars. This is a straightforward procedure without specific aftercare restrictions; your child can eat and drink after the procedure. If the sealant shows signs of wear, we will add more sealant to protect the tooth.

All services performed by a general dentist

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