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Dental Sealants in Madeley

At Smilemakers, we seek to provide the state-of-the-art solutions that your entire family needs. No matter what your concern may be, you can be certain that our dental team will thoroughly evaluate you and give you the high-quality care you require.

How to Prevent Tooth Decay

Three young girls hugging and smilingTooth decay is an increasing problem for all ages in Australia. According to the Australian Dental Association, dental sealants can help prevent cavities from occurring in the back teeth, where it’s easy for food particles to gather and bacteria to breed.

Though you and your children may brush and floss regularly, it can be difficult to reach into the pits of the back teeth with a toothbrush. Since they have such a rough surface, a toothbrush can’t glide over them like it does with your other teeth. That makes these teeth more vulnerable to decay.

What a Sealant Involves

There is a simple way to make sure that you or your children can avoid the discomfort and cost of having tooth decay and treating it. Available at Smilemakers, a dental sealant protects your back teeth that are tough to reach with a toothbrush. It is a thin, plastic coating that can be applied to these teeth. The material bonds into the grooves and ridges in the chewing surface of a molar. It creates a barrier between the surface and food particles or bacteria.

The process of having the sealant is quick. We’ll prepare the tooth and clean it. Then, a bonding agent is used to ensure the sealant will stay on the tooth. The plastic sealant material is then applied to the tooth, allowed to dry and then harden. It takes only about 10 minutes and will give approximately five years’ worth of protection. A sealant can also be reapplied at regular intervals.

When to Get Sealants Applied

Your child’s first molars usually erupt around age 6, while the second come up when they’re about 12. Having a sealant applied is easy and involves no pain or invasive measures. It gives up to 80% protection from cavities. At your child’s appointments with us, we’ll discuss whether we think that they require sealants with you.

Are You or Your Child a Candidate?

We recommend that children around age 6 get dental sealants. If you have a teen with teeth decay or have cavities yourself, it may be appropriate for you. Adults with dry mouth can also benefit from sealants since the lack of saliva means more decay. Would you like to learn more about dental sealants Madeley? Contact us today!

* Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.


Dental Sealants Madeley, Marangaroo, Landsdale WA | (08) 9309 4977