At One Centre Dentistry, we believe that good oral health habits start in childhood. As a comprehensive provider of child dental care, One Centre Dentistry offers a full-spectrum of services to address oral health needs at all stages of growth—from infancy through the teenage years. We make dental visits fun, educational, and comfortable for your youngest family members.
Children can learn about our dental tools, such as Mr. Thirsty and Water Shooter. As your children grow, we provide regular preventative treatments and orthodontic assessments, along with specialized services, such as sealants, custom-fitted mouth guards. We also educate parents on the phases of tooth development and homecare practices, so you can promote good oral health. At every visit to One Centre Dentistry in Scarborough, your child learns positive oral health habits from our team. We teach our young patients why it is important to take care of your teeth and the whole mouth. We take children’s dentistry very seriously, but know that the best way to get a message across to kids is to make it fun.
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Still, there’s another safety net to help keep those teeth clean. It’s called a sealant, and it is a thin, protective coating tooth coloured or clear shaded resin that adheres to the chewing surface of your back teeth. They’re no substitute for brushing and flossing, but they can keep cavities from forming and may even stop early stages of decay from becoming a full-blown cavity.
In fact, sealants have been shown to reduce the risk of decay by nearly 80% in molars. This is especially important when it comes to your child’s dental health.Children and adults can benefit from sealants, but the earlier you get them, the better. Your first molars appear around age 6, and second molars break through around age 12. Sealing these teeth as soon as they come through can keep them cavity-free from the start, which helps save time and money in the long run.
It’s a quick and painless process. Your dentist will clean and dry your tooth before placing a gel on your teeth which roughs up your tooth surface so a strong bond will form between your tooth and the sealant. After a few seconds, your dentist will rinse off the gel and dry your tooth once again before applying the sealant onto the grooves of your tooth. Your dentist will then use a special blue light to harden the sealant.
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