Although the majority of people do what they can to keep their teeth healthy and strong, decay still happens. People have been brushing and flossing their teeth for a long time, but it is still possible to have plaque cling to the teeth and cause cavities even when practicing good oral hygiene. Among children between the ages of 6 and 14, the likelihood of needing fillings is even greater than average.
As a solution, iSmile San Pablo in San Pablo, CA offers high-quality dental sealants to help combat tooth decay. Our skilled San Pablo dentist can have the sealants applied in minutes, giving each patient up to a decade of protection from plaque and other pernicious substances.
A dental sealant is a thin layer of plastic that is applied to the teeth as a liquid and allowed to harden into a solid. Sealants are typically used on the back molars, where toothbrushes have a difficult time reaching all of the nooks and crannies. Because they are applied as a liquid, the sealants can fit into places more easily, providing a solid layer of protection.
The American Dental Association (ADA) recommends that children between the ages of 6 and 14 be the primary recipients for dental sealants. At this point in life, many children have been entrusted with their own oral care – for example, brushing their teeth by themselves. However, many kids and young teenagers still do not have good habits and are less likely to brush and floss regularly. Sealants can help prevent cavities at this crucial stage.
At iSmile San Pablo dentist in San Pablo, CA, also offer sealants to any individual who would like the extra assistance in keeping their teeth cavity-free. For one reason or another, many adults struggle to remain cavity-free.
If you are interested in dental sealants, simply mention them at your appointment with us at iSmile San Pablo. The entire process only takes a few minutes and guarantees up to ten years of additional cavity protection, making them a worthwhile addition to any dental practice.