Dental Sealants

Dental Sealants
Despite regular brushing and flossing, some areas of your teeth, such as deep grooves and crevices, remain more prone to tooth decay. In order to protect your teeth from cavities, Smile Designs Dentistry offers dental sealants in Manteca, CA. This preventive dental treatment seals the risky areas of your teeth and forms a protective barrier against cavities-causing bacteria. Because children are at higher risk of developing cavities, getting sealants at an early age can protect their bright smiles for many years. Contact our team today to schedule a dental visit for you and your family.

How Do Dental Sealants Work?

The chewing surfaces of your molars and premolars are more prone to develop cavities because they have deep grooves and pits that harbor millions of oral bacteria. Cleaning these areas with regular brushing may be difficult, especially for kids. As a result, the enamel of these regions breaks down, causing dental cavities.

That’s where preventive oral care comes in. Using tooth-colored dental sealants, our Manteca, CA, dentists can greatly reduce the risk of tooth decay. Sealants also help smoothen the tooth surface, making it easier to keep your teeth clean with regular brushing.

Are Sealants Safe For Children?

Many parents ask whether it is safe to get sealants at a young age. The answer is yes! The American Dental Association (ADA) recommends that children should get sealants as early as their first permanent molars erupt. Typically the first molars appear around the age of six years, so you can take your child for a dental visit around that time to learn more about preventive dental care.

At our practice, we maintain a calm and friendly atmosphere to help children feel relaxed during their dental visits. Our Manteca, CA, team will examine their oral cavity to determine if they will benefit from dental sealants. The entire process is painless and completes within 20 to 30 minutes.

Getting Dental Sealants in Manteca, CA

Application of dental sealants takes a single appointment. It is a non-invasive, painless procedure that does not require anesthesia. However, if your child is hesitant or anxious to get treatment, we also offer dental sedation to help them relax.

At first, we will clean the chewing surfaces of the teeth to remove plaque or food debris. Our dentist will prepare the teeth for bonding with the dental sealant. After this step, we will apply a thin layer of the dental sealant over the prepared areas and harden it with a curing light.

Once the dental sealant is set, we will ask you to close your teeth to check for any bite irregularities. Our team will also give demonstrations on using the right brushing and flossing techniques to keep your teeth bright and healthy.

Schedule An Appointment

Our dental team is committed to providing the best oral care to you and your family. If you want to protect the precious smiles of your young ones, visit our practice to get preventive dental sealants in Manteca, CA. Call our Manteca (209) 780-4777 or Pleasanton (925) 234-4421 office today. 
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