Dental Sealants at All Smiles Dental Studio
If you or your child’s teeth could use an extra layer of protection from harmful bacteria, All Smiles Dental Studio would love to welcome you to our local Encinitas, California office. Dr. Ali Shahrokh is available to discuss if this form of protective coating is suitable for you. Dental sealants are virtually undetectable by the naked eye and create a strong barrier that protects your teeth. When a dental sealant is applied correctly, it can not only help prevent tooth decay but can also protect against deep groove staining, which is common in the back molars.
Why Choose Dental Sealants?
Your teeth are most susceptible to decay in the hard-to-reach pits and grooves of your back molars. It is because these pits and grooves are so small that bristles of your brush can not reach them. Dental sealants can fill in these grooves and pits and add an extra layer of protection to your teeth. This will prevent food particles, bacteria, and other harmful agents from settling in these areas and causing decay or other oral diseases. This will help reduce the need for a future filling, root canal, or extraction.
Are You a Good Candidate for Dental Sealants?
While dental sealants are more commonly used for children, they can also provide beneficial results for adults. Keeping your back teeth clean can be challenging, even with proper brushing and flossing habits. Dental sealants can become that barrier of protection from which these back teeth will benefit. Sealants may also be recommended to patients with poor oral hygiene and dietary habits.
Receiving Your Dental Sealants
Firstly, your back teeth will be cleaned and dried. The liquid dental sealant will then be applied and cured in place with a special light. The procedure is pain-free, so there is no need for a dental anesthetic or drilling. The treatment takes just minutes, and, once curing is complete, your dental sealant will last you a life time. It is important to understand that although your sealants are in place, you will still need to brush and floss these teeth as part of your oral hygiene regimen.
If you are interested in having dental sealants placed, schedule an appointment with us by calling (760) 456-4978.