Our Dental Sealants Procedure Protects Your Teeth

Dental Sealants for Adults and Children Help Prevent Cavities

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Dental sealants do precisely what their name implies—they seal off the deep grooves and depressions in your teeth. The protective seal creates a barrier that stops food particles from collecting and makes removing the steady build-up of plaque easier.

As a result, having dental sealants makes your home-care brushing and flossing more effective—and that means fewer cavities, reduced chances of gum disease, and less “bad news” when you visit the dentist for your routine teeth cleanings.

The dental sealants procedure is simple, quick, and requires no downtime. The entire process only takes a few minutes as the dentist places the barrier over the areas of the teeth that could most benefit from extra protection against plaque and bacteria. Dental sealants for adults and children typically last several years before they need to be reapplied, and there are no food restrictions. In addition, the dental sealants procedure is entirely transparent—not only are the seals invisible, but you also won’t feel a bit of difference in your mouth.

FAQs

Where are dental sealants placed?

Dental sealants for adults and children are essentially the same. The sealant is a resin coating that is permanently bonded to the chewing surfaces of molars, premolars, and canines by a dentist. Through routine examinations and dental x-rays, the dentist can recommend which teeth could benefit from sealants.

Why are sealants necessary?

A dental sealant procedure aims to protect teeth and their roots from cavities. Sealants cover a tooth’s surface with a protective film to prevent food particles and acids from damaging your teeth.

Who can have sealants applied?

Both children and adults benefit from dental sealants in the fight against tooth decay. However, the younger you are, the better chances the sealant will protect the teeth as the child grows and develops. For children, sealants are recommended between ages 6 and 12 when molars first start to appear in the mouth.

What happens during the application of dental sealants?

During the dental sealant procedure, the dentist applies a chemical solution that hardens into the clear sealant material inside the mold, sealing away cavities and gaps between teeth. At the end of the appointment, the dentist will remove the mold from your mouth and provide tips for taking care of your sealants and practicing good oral hygiene habits.

How can I make an appointment for the dental sealants procedure?

You can schedule a dental sealant appointment by connecting with us on our website and requesting an appointment. A member of our friendly office staff will get in touch with you to find the best date and time for your schedule.

Contact The Dental Health Group Today

If you’re wondering if dental sealants might be a good choice for you or your children, contact The Dental Health Group in Canoga Park today. We look forward to seeing you!

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