If your teeth are prone to developing cavities, Dr. Olivia Park, our dentist, may recommend dental sealants to help protect them and keep your smile healthy. Sealants are a type of preventive treatment made from clear or tooth-colored resin material, and once in place, they work to protect your tooth against decay-causing factors for several years.
Sealants are most frequently recommended for children and are typically provided as soon as their permanent molars come in (between the ages of 6 and 12 years). However, sealants are also recommended for adults whose teeth are prone to decay. Dental sealants can be applied in one visit to our office, often as part of your regular cleanings and exams. We simply paint the sealant material onto the chewing surfaces of the teeth. The sealant then forms a smooth coating over the natural pits and grooves of the teeth, where it blocks out food debris, bacteria and other factors. It also makes it easier for you to clean your teeth effectively with normal brushing and flossing.
We invite you to call Adept Dental Shafter at 661-746-6989 to learn more about the benefits of dental sealants in Shafter, California, and schedule your appointment with Dr. Olivia Park. We are committed to helping you enjoy a healthy smile!