Dental sealants are applied to the surface of your teeth to shield them from tooth decay. Back molars have deep grooves, which make them difficult to clean and fully remove all food particles. Sealants cover your back molars to prevent food from getting stuck and potentially turning into cavities.
Whether you want to protect your child's teeth from getting cavities in the future, or your own, Prosthodontics & Implant Dental Center will help you decide if dental sealants are a good treatment option.
What is a dental sealant?
Dental sealants are a special type of paste or gel, generally made from plastic, but materials sometimes vary, and are placed on your tooth. When the dental sealant hardens, it creates a protective coating on your tooth. Some dental sealants may require a light to fully harden. We use American Dental Association approved lights safely in our office. Dental sealants are an easy and effective preventative care option, offering protection for many years.
Why should I get dental sealants?
Preventative care is essential in protecting you from oral issues. Back molars tend to collect food particles since they have deep crevices, making them hard to fully clean. If you or your child have no tooth decay, dental sealants could be a great preventative treatment option.
For over 10 years, we have provided dental sealants to patients from Merced, Winton, Atwater, Cressey, and nearby areas. Our knowledgeable staff will work closely with you to decide if sealants are a good choice for you.
How do I take care of dental sealants?
Dental sealants are easy to maintain. You should take care of them like you would your natural teeth. Continue a healthy routine by brushing at least two times a day and flossing once.
Routine visits are key to maintaining your dental sealants. Checkups allow us to see if the sealants are working properly and allow us to fix any issues you may have. We will examine your sealants each time you come in to see us.
Although dental sealants provide your teeth with additional protection, the American Dental Association says you need to maintain thoughtful oral care. Your teeth can still get cavities if they aren’t properly cared for. They also suggest flossing at least once per day to get rid of plaque and other bacteria that can cause tooth decay.
To see if dental sealants are a good preventative option for you, call us today at (209) 383-9222. Our office, Prosthodontics & Implant Dental Center is conveniently located in Merced, CA. We look forward to seeing you!
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