14 Cernon Street Vacaville, CA 95688
Our back teeth are designed to chew food, but unfortunately, they are also designed to trap food in tiny pits and fissures that a toothbrush can’t always reach. This is why dental sealants play such an important role in ongoing oral health. According to the Centers For Disease Control and Prevention, dental sealants protect against 80% of cavities for two full years!
The dental sealants applied at Vacaville Dental Professionals act like a protective shield over the back molars. They protect our most important chewing surfaces by blocking food and bacteria from entering. Drs. Tapaltsyan, O’Brien, and Rodriguez will apply sealants to your child’s teeth as an effective way to prevent cavities in the future.
How Do Dental Sealants Work?
Sealants are thin, invisible coatings of plastic. They are placed on the chewing surface of permanent back teeth to stop food from getting stuck in the grooves and pits that commonly develop in molars. Since those narrow grooves easily trap bacteria, cavities are extremely common in the back teeth without sealants acting as a protective barrier.
Benefits of Using Dental Sealants
The team at Vacaville Dental Professionals view sealants as an integral component of ongoing oral health. We recommend children receive sealants on all of their permanent molars to help prevent cavities and decay in the future.
Sealants offer many benefits to your child’s dental health and overall wellness:
- The procedure is painless
- Sealants last up to ten years
- Application of sealants reduces decay by more than 70%
- As a preventative treatment, sealants reduce the likelihood of other oral health complications
Dental Sealant Experts in Vacaville, CA
The team at Vacaville Dental Professionals understands that you want the very best care for your child. This is why we offer sealants and other preventative treatments that give your child strong, healthy teeth and gums. Call (707) 448-6252 to make your dental sealant appointment today.