Dental Sealants at Jurupa Springs Family Dentistry
Though fluoride—found routinely in water sources and at-home dental products—helps in preventing tooth decay, dental sealants add another layer of protection to the teeth. The sealants are a thin coat of plastic that a dentist paints on the teeth. At Jurupa Springs Family Dentistry, we offer dental sealants as a preventative measure against cavities. Our sealants offer a barrier between your teeth and the mouth’s plaque and acid.
How Sealants Work
After a thorough teeth cleaning, our trained professionals will rinse and dry the teeth. We then place an acidic solution on the teeth to roughen them a bit, making it easier for the sealant to adhere. After rinsing off the acid and again drying the teeth, we paint on the sealant to the tooth enamel. The sealant bonds and hardens to the teeth, preventing decay from compromising the health of the teeth.
Who Should Get Sealants
Though the grooves and indentions in children and adolescent premolars and molars are considered the ideal candidates for the procedure, dental sealants are also effective for adults. Our skilled dental staff can assess your situation to determine if dental sealants are right for you.
Call Jurupa Springs Family Dentistry Today
Dental sealants can help ensure a lifetime of strong, healthy teeth. Call our office today at 424-235-1866 to learn more about the long-term benefits of dental sealants.