SAVING YOUR TEETH WITH SEALANT
To combat this, your dentist may place dental sealants on your back teeth. It is a simple process. Your dentist will wash and dry your teeth and then treat them with a very mild acidic solution to create a place for the sealants to hold. When that process is done, the dentist will apply the sealant to your tooth, and either cure it with a special light or allow it to cure on its own. When the sealant has cured, it will form a protective barrier between your tooth enamel and harmful substances. They should last about ten years. You need to remember that you still need to brush and floss, since the sealants only protect the chewing surfaces of your teeth.
Usually, sealants are given to children and teenagers, however, adults who are prone to cavities may benefit from them as well. If you or your child could benefit from dental sealants, or if it is just time for a cleaning and exam, our dentist, Dr. Narinder Mahal would love to meet you! If you live in the Citrus Heights, California, area and would like to learn more about dental sealants, you can call Auburn Oaks Family Dentistry to schedule an appointment.