Dental sealants are a common preventive treatment used to help protect your teeth from cavities. Dental sealants are most frequently provided for children, and our dentist may begin providing children with sealants as soon as their permanent molars begin to erupt. This usually occurs between the ages of 6 and 12. Sealants may be applied at any point and can provide protection for the teeth that they are applied to for several years. Dental sealants may also be recommended for adults who are at greater risk of developing tooth decay, such as those whose teeth have not received a restorative treatment for cavities in the past.
Sealants can be applied as part of your regular dental checkups at Hacienda Heights Family Dentistry. They are made from clear or tooth-colored resin, which is painted onto the chewing surfaces of the tooth. Once painted onto the tooth, the sealant forms a smooth coating over the tooth, blocking out bacteria and food debris to protect the tooth and prevent cavities from forming. This smooth coating also makes brushing and flossing easier and more effective.
To schedule an appointment with Dr. Shaileshkumar Bhatt and find out more about the benefits of dental sealants in Hacienda Heights, California, call our friendly dental office today at 626-961-1574. We look forward to helping you protect and care for your smile!