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Protecting Your Teeth From The Very Start

Fluoride Treatment

Fluoride treatment is especially good for kids as their adult teeth come in. It helps fight tooth decay by making teeth stronger. Acids from the food we eat and plaque can weaken teeth by removing important minerals. Fluoride helps stop this weakening and even reverses it, making teeth tougher and less likely to get cavities.

Dental Sealants

Molars have lots of grooves that can trap food and plaque, making them hard to clean. When children get new molars, dental sealants can be applied to block out this gunk, protecting their teeth and preventing decay. Sealants act like a shield, covering the vulnerable areas of the teeth.

Why Opt For Sealants And Fluoride?

The Canadian Dental Association recommends using sealants on both baby and adult teeth when needed, as decided by a dentist. Sealants are a key part of keeping teeth healthy, along with eating right, getting the right amount of fluoride, brushing and flossing regularly, and going for dental check-ups. They help prevent tooth decay by protecting the teeth from food and plaque.

Reduce Tooth Sensitivity

Imagine the enamel on your teeth as a hard protective coat. Under this coat, there’s a softer layer called dentin, along with the tooth’s pulp and nerve. Dentin isn’t great at blocking sensations like hot, cold, or sour foods. If the outer coat wears away, you’ll start feeling those temperatures and flavours more sharply, which can be pretty uncomfortable. Fluoride and sealants help keep your enamel — that protective coat — strong and intact, so your teeth don’t get too sensitive to what you eat or drink.

Prevent and Reverse Decay

When the enamel on your teeth wears down, it can keep decaying until a cavity forms. Not only does this cause your teeth to be sensitive, but the exposed dentin underneath is also at a higher risk of infection. This can be really painful and might even lead to needing a root canal to save the tooth. Using fluoride treatments can help rebuild your enamel, and using sealants to cover problem areas can protect against plaque buildup. Both of these steps help prevent further decay and actually make your teeth stronger.

Save Money in the Long Run

It’s true what they say: an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Investing a little in fluoride treatments and sealants now can save you a lot later. These treatments are pretty affordable and can prevent tooth decay from getting worse. If decay is left unchecked, it can lead to much more expensive dental procedures down the line.

The Fluoridation And Sealant Process

Fluoride treatments are usually given during your annual dental check-up and cleaning. This helps keep your teeth strong and healthy over time.

Sealants, on the other hand, are used more selectively. They’re typically applied when you get new molars, which are the big chewing teeth at the back of your mouth. The dentist also uses sealants if they see any areas on your teeth that look like they might develop cavities.

Fluoride Treatment

Our fluoride treatment is stronger than store-bought versions and is administered by professionals. We use foam or gel in trays for your upper and lower teeth. It takes just a few minutes at the end of your teeth cleaning. Afterward, avoid eating or drinking for 30 minutes for the best results.

Dental Sealant application

Dental sealants are quick, easy, and painless. The dentist cleans and dries the tooth, applies a mild gel to roughen the surface, then rinses and dries the tooth again. Sealant is pressed into the grooves, and a special blue light hardens it. Your bite will still feel natural and comfortable.

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Your consultation will include an examination of everything from your teeth, gums and soft tissues to the shape and condition of your bite. Generally, we want to see how your whole mouth looks and functions. Before we plan your treatment we want to know everything about the health and aesthetic of your smile, and, most importantly, what you want to achieve so we can help you get there.

Frequently Asked Questions

After fluoride treatment, your dentist or hygienist will ask you to wait 30 minutes before eating or drinking. This gives the fluoride time to absorb into your tooth enamel and be most effective.

Absolutely! Fluoride is a natural mineral found in some drinking water. Scientists noticed that people who drank fluoridated water had less tooth decay. Now, it’s added to more water supplies and used in dental care. Fluoride treatments have been safely preventing cavities for generations.

Dental sealant is applied to the chewing surfaces of molars. It creates a protective barrier over the grooves and fissures, preventing decay by keeping food and plaque out of these vulnerable areas.

Dental sealants can last up to 10 years if you take good care of your teeth and see the dentist regularly. Just make sure to brush and floss every day and avoid eating or drinking too many acidic things, especially before bed. If the sealants get damaged, your dentist can fix them easily.

No, dental sealants won’t change how you chew. They are thin coatings applied to the surface of your teeth, and you won’t even notice they’re there. They simply act as a protective layer to keep your teeth healthy.

No, dental sealants aren’t just for children. While they are most commonly applied to kids’ teeth to protect their new molars, adults can also benefit from sealants, especially if they have deep grooves in their teeth that are prone to decay.

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