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Protect the Teeth With Dental Sealants 

Preventing cavities is the key to dental care. Cavities do not only cause pain but also affect the health of your teeth, causing extensive damage if left untreated. In addition to regularly visiting the dentist, dental sealants are an effective way to prevent oral cavities. 
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What Is a Dental Sealant?

Dental sealants are thin resin coatings placed over the chewing surface of molars (back teeth) to prevent cavities. They cover the fissures and grooves on the teeth, acting as a shield between the teeth and external threats, such as bacteria and plaque.

Even if you have good oral hygiene, bacteria can infect the surface of your teeth and cause decay. So, dental sealants block food particles and bacteria from entering the gums and damaging the teeth.

How Does It Work?

At Encino Dental Health and Cosmetics in Encino, California, we use resin sealants to block bacteria out. Before the application of the sealants, we perform a detailed cleaning of the teeth and remove all debris and food particles that may be stuck inside the teeth.

After the cleaning, our dentists apply an etching solution to the surface of the molars to attach the sealant. Once dry, a liquid sealant is painted over the tooth. Our dentists cure and harden the liquid using high-powered light that securely attaches the sealant to the teeth.

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Are Sealants Comfortable? 

The application of dental sealants is a simple and painless process. No injections or incisions are required during the procedure. After application, the sealant blends in with the enamel and does not feel uncomfortable or cause any difficulty in eating. Dental sealants can prevent pain and discomfort caused by cavities. 

Who Should Get Dental Sealants? 

There are many benefits of dental sealants. They not only prevent cavities but keep the gums and teeth clean by preventing food particles from entering the teeth. Dental sealants are the most recommended dental procedure for both adolescents and children as they are at high risk of developing cavities. Adults can benefit from dental sealants as well.

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Benefits of Sealants

Dental sealants can:

  • Prevent cavities and decay
  • Prevent the build-up of tartar and plaque
  • Strengthen the teeth by preventing bacteria and infection.

Dental sealants should not be confused with oral hygiene. They do not substitute the regular use of floss and brushing.

After applying dental sealants, we recommend you keep visiting us regularly so we can examine the health of your teeth and identify problems, if any.

For more information about dental sealants, feel free to contact us.