In controlled clinical studies, this coating reduced decay by up to 70% over one year in high risk adult patients. Follow up studies of patients treated with this coating found the vast majority enjoyed years without decay.
Frequently Asked Questions
- How safe is this new preventive coating?
- Will these new treatments discolour my teeth?
- How often do I need to be treated?
- How long does a treatment take?
- Will it hurt?
- Will my dental plan pay for it?
- If my dental plan doesn’t cover it, how much does it cost?
- Can children be treated with this coating?
How safe is this new preventive coating?
This coating has been tested in clinical studies, and has been used in Canada for years. Side effects are rare, and have been no more serious than temporary sensation of a coating on the teeth, a short tinging of the gums, or a short bitter taste. Health Canada, the government agency responsible for monitoring drugs in Canada, has approved this coating as safe and effective.
Will these new treatments discolour my teeth?
No. The treatments leave your teeth in their natural colour.
How often do I need to be treated?
You will need 4 weekly treatments at the start of this preventive program, and then a single application at recall appointment until you no longer are at risk.
How long does a treatment take?
Each treatment takes about 20 minutes.
Will it hurt?
No, the treatments are painless. The coating is applied to your teeth with a soft fine brush.
Will my dental plan pay for it?
Some plans will, others won’t.
If my dental plan doesn’t cover it, how much does it cost?
The cost per treatment varies across Canada. As a rule of thumb, allow for up to $600 in the first year for this preventive treatment plan – or less than your co-pay for a new crown.
Can children be treated with this coating?
The approved use is for adults.