Do you want protection against cavities? Is your child going through the cavity-prone years of ages 6 to 14? Ask Dr. Steven Ross about dental sealants in Salinas, California. Brushing and flossing removes food particles and plaque from your teeth, but they cannot always get into all of the depressions of the back teeth to clean them properly. Sealants provide protection for these areas. Dental sealant is a plastic material that is painted onto the chewing surfaces of the molars and premolars to seal out plaque.

We recommend that children have sealants placed as soon as their premolars and molars come in so they will be protected during the cavity-prone years. Adults with no decay or fillings in their back teeth will also benefit from dental sealants.

Before our dentist applies dental sealant, the teeth are cleaned thoroughly. The teeth are then dried and an absorbent material is placed around them to keep them dry. The teeth are roughened, which allows for a strong bonding process. The teeth are then rinsed and dried again. Then the sealant is painted onto the chewing surface of each tooth. A curing light may be used to help the sealant harden.

We encourage you to contact Ross Family Dental today to learn more and to schedule your next visit.