Twice-yearly trips to the dentist are essential to maintain healthy teeth. During your check-up at our Sherman Oaks office, we can discuss sealants, a clear layer of plastic applied to the grooved surfaces of the teeth.
Sealants protect the teeth and prevent cavities by filling in the crevices where food particles can get caught and breed detrimental bacteria They are especially effective in the back teeth where most cavities occur.
They are a good idea for patients of any age. The application of a sealant takes only one short visit at Sherman Oaks Dental. First, the teeth are cleaned, dried. Next a liquid sealant is applied and allowed to harden. It’s quick and painless. The patient will be able to eat right after the appointment.
If properly cared for, sealants can last for many years, protecting the teeth of children and adults. Of course, you will still need to brush and floss on a regular basis.
Diligent oral hygiene and refraining from biting into hard objects are essential and will help the sealants last longer. We’ll survey the sealants during routine dental visits and recommend re-application if necessary.
Sealants, brushing and flossing, a balanced diet, and twice-yearly visits to Sherman Oaks Dental are essential for optimum dental health.
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