The chewing surfaces of your back teeth (molars) have grooves and fissures that are difficult to clean, creating a perfect place for plaque to grow and bacteria to live, ultimately leading to decay. While fluoride helps to prevent decay and protects the surfaces of the teeth, sealants offer an extra level of protection for these grooved and pitted areas by creating a smooth surface.
Sealants are plastic coatings that are painted on the surface of the back teeth making them smooth and easy to clean. In order to place a sealant, the tooth is cleaned and then an acidic solution is placed on the tooth. After the tooth is dried, the liquid sealant is painted on the tooth and hardened. This process is fast and painless and the sealant will protect your teeth for many years to come!
Make an appointment today to protect your teeth from decay. Call us at (916) 575-7536.