DENTAL SEALANTS FOR SIMPLE
Designed to help protect the chewing teeth, dental sealants are a proven and recommended treatment for children and adults that protect areas of the teeth the toothbrush sometimes misses. Typically clear or white in colour, dental sealant is painted onto the back teeth, creating a smoother surface to help prevent food from getting trapped. Dental sealant usually lasts between three and five years and will ultimately help prevent cavities from forming. At Happy Kids Dental, we carry out a thorough assessment to decide if dental sealant is suitable, or to check existing sealants are intact. Most children receive their first set of dental sealants at around the age of 6 or 7, with replacements provided at 12 or 13. Sealants may also recommended for adults with very deep fissures in their chewing teeth, or who have a high risk of cavities.