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Dental Sealants

A dental sealant is a thin, plastic material that our dentist applies to the back teeth’s chewing surfaces, where tooth decay occurs the most. Sealants help to prevent tooth decay by blocking out the germs and food that cause decay. For optimal effects, Dr. Narinder Mahal recommends having sealants placed on the back teeth as soon as they come in, which is usually between the ages of six and twelve. To learn more about dental sealants in Sacramento, California, give Land Park Dental a call at 916-421-2200 soon.

A sealant is a preventive dental treatment that our dentist may recommend to protect your teeth from decay. A dental sealant is made of a clear or tooth-colored resin material, which is painted onto the chewing surface of the tooth. By blocking out the bacteria and food debris that lead to tooth decay, the sealant prevents decay and cavities. The dental sealant forms a smooth surface over the natural pits and grooves of the tooth surface, which also makes it easier to effectively clean your teeth with normal brushing.

Dental sealants are most often recommended for children; our dentist frequently recommends sealants for the permanent molars as soon as they come in, which is usually between the ages of 6 and 12 years. We may also recommend dental sealants for adult patients whose teeth are prone to decay or for teeth that have not been restored or suffered from decay in the past. We can apply dental sealants in just one short, comfortable visit to our practice. Sealants can be a powerful tool in preventing decay and keeping your smile healthy. To learn more about dental sealants and how we can keep your smile in good health, we welcome you to call or visit our office today.