Cavity Protection from Sierra Dental Health: Extra Help Against Your Teeth’s Worst Enemy
Everyone hates cavities. In fact, a fear of getting cavities is instilled in most people from a young age. You may brush and floss every day to defend against cavities, but a little extra protection can go a long way in ensuring that you don’t ever have to deal with them. Sierra Dental Health in Fontana, California, provides high-quality cavity protection with dental sealants, a pain-free method of defense against cavities.
What are Dental Sealants, and How do They Protect Against Cavities?
Dental sealants are thin plastic coatings that are painted on the chewing surfaces of teeth to defend against tooth decay. Sealants form a shield over the enamel of the tooth by quickly bonding to the depressions and grooves of your teeth.
Brushing and flossing are excellent ways to remove food and plaque from the smooth areas of your teeth, but they can’t always get into the hard to reach canyons and valleys of your back teeth. Sealants protect you by blocking out plaque and food from these vulnerable areas.
Who Benefits from Cavity Protection?
Anyone who doesn’t already have decay or fillings in their back teeth can benefit from dental sealants. However, children and teenagers are great candidates for sealants. There’s an increased chance of developing decay in premolars and molars, and children are more susceptible to cavities between the ages of 6-14. Thus, children should consider getting sealants on their permanent molars and premolars as soon as those teeth come in. Also, if your child’s baby teeth have deep grooves and depressions, it may be recommended that sealants are applied to baby teeth. Your local Fontana dental staff at Sierra Dental Health can let you know if you, or your child, are a good candidate for dental sealants.
How Does Cavity Protection Work?
Under Dr. Hoa Nguyen’s guidance, Sierra Dental Health leverages top of the line technology and extensive dental knowledge to provide you with first-class cavity protection. Dental sealants are applied in just a few minutes, and it’s a pain-free process. Here’s how they are applied:
- The teeth that are being sealed are cleaned thoroughly by one of Sierra Dental Health’s expert hygienists.
- Those teeth are dried, and an absorbent material is applied to keep them dry.
- Your extensively trained hygienist applies an acid solution to roughen the teeth up and assist the bonding process.
- The teeth are rinsed and dried again.
- Your Sierra Dental Health hygienist, or dentist, paints the sealant onto your tooth’s enamel. It bonds directly to the tooth and hardens. We use the latest and greatest dental technology to ensure a strong bond.
Cavity Protection: Short Process, Long-Term Protection
We understand that you’re busy, so the Sierra Dental Health team strives to make your visit as short and efficient as possible. Our team applies dental sealants in a few minutes, but they can protect your teeth for up to 10 years. After that, we will review them for wearing and chipping at your regular Sierra Dental Health appointments, and we will replace them if necessary.
If you’re interested in getting extra protection for your teeth, you can ask our staff about cavity protection at your next Sierra Dental Health appointment or schedule an appointment now. Our team will happily go over your options and let you know if you’re a good candidate for sealants. We only hire the most knowledgeable staff, so you can be confident that you will get superior dental care at Sierra Dental Health.