Did you know that one of the most common diagnoses we treat at El Dorado Hills Town Center Dental is tooth decay? Also commonly referred to as cavities or dental caries, this completely preventable condition is one that we see far too often.
Our friendly, skilled dentists offer dental sealants in El Dorado Hills, CA for patients of all ages. Dental sealants are an effective preventive measure you can take against the development of tooth decay. The procedure is easy and quick, non-invasive, and totally painless.
Your dentist will carefully coat your teeth with a thin, yet extremely durable, protective barrier of dental-grade plastic that stops plaque and cavity-causing bacteria from attacking your healthy teeth. Dental sealants are strong and long-lasting and only need to be reapplied once every 10 years or so.
When we chew and break down food for digestion, we mostly use the teeth in the back of our mouth—the molars and premolars. These teeth have dips and grooves on their chewing surfaces that not only tend to collect debris but are also more difficult to clean thoroughly. Dental sealants are most effective when applied to these teeth, which creates a smoother surface that collects fewer bacteria and is much easier to keep clean.
Dental sealants are made from a plastic material that cannot be penetrated by bacteria, plaque, and food debris. It effectively protects those little nooks and crannies in the molars and premolars that are most prone to tooth decay and cavities.
With proper oral care at home and with regular visits to El Dorado Hills Town Center Dental, your dental sealants can last up to a decade
The Center for Disease Control (CDC) recommends that all children who have their permanent adult teeth have dental sealants applied, as kids are more likely to develop cavities. We support this recommendation but also urge our patients of all ages that are at risk of developing dental caries to consider having dental sealants applied.
To inquire about dental sealants and to schedule a consultation with one of our talented dentists, give us a call today.