Dental sealants are also known as tooth coatings because they cover your tooth with a transparent thin coating material. Dentists usually apply them on the chewing surfaces of the molars because they are more susceptible to bacteria that may lead to cavities. Once you have sealants, it protects your tooth from the harmful effects of food and bacteria.
This dental treatment is safe and suitable for your kids. Its application is painless and doesn’t need any anesthetics. The dentist will lightly paint them on each tooth in just a few minutes. The patient will not feel any side effects or get a strange taste. It can last up to four years before reapplying them if necessary. Nevertheless, adults can also benefit from them.
Tooth sealants are not expensive and yet, provide you with adequate protection that your tooth needs. If you already had fluoride treatment, you can have sealants at the same time. Having both treatments reduces the risk of your child getting cavities or tooth sensitivity.
Children should get sealants on their permanent molars as soon as they come in–before decay attacks the teeth. Sealants, daily brushing and flossing, drinking fluoridated water, and regular dental check-ups are an important part of your child’s oral health and the best defense against tooth decay.
We are excited to announce that Chancellors Way Dental will be relocating as of September 6th, 2021 (after Labour Day long weekend). We will be merging with our nearby practice of Campus Dentist, located at the University of Guelph in the Student Center on the first level.
You, our valued patients, can be assured that we will continue to practice the same high standard of dentistry with the continuity and expertise of our caring, well-trained, and compassionate staff as you have become accustomed. Our office will continue to provide the best care possible and accept the same insurance plans. We realize that change can be difficult but we hope to make the transition as smooth as possible for you. Our staff will be there to help and we have included all the details regarding our new location, including address, phone number and office hours. It has been a pleasure working with you and we look forward to seeing you at our new location.
Stay healthy, be safe, and don’t forget to brush and floss! We are always accepting new patients and we are so excited that you chose us!
Campus Dentist Team