In his Niagara Falls, Ontario, private dental practice, James Frizzell, DDS, offers an array of family dental services. With preventive, cosmetic, and restorative procedures for all ages, Dr. Frizzell helps families in Niagara Falls achieve brighter smiles. One such service Dr. Frizzell provides is dental sealants.
Dr. Frizzell protects teeth with sealants by depositing a thin, plastic coating on the chewing surfaces of the rear molars. The sealant blocks decay by preventing food particles and bacteria from settling in the grooves, which can be quite deep and difficult to reach with brushing. Dr. Frizzell typically applies sealants to permanent teeth in a simple, non-invasive process. Sealants are best applied following a thorough cleaning so no bacteria are trapped underneath. Once in place, the sealants can last 5 to 10 years, and may require reapplication. When used in conjunction with a comprehensive oral health program including regular cleanings, brushing, and flossing, sealants provide significant protection for molars.