Dental Sealants in Newark, CA

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Dental Sealants are plastic and thin coatings painted into the grooves or the chewing surfaces of the back teeth. Sealants are the painless and simple procedure that dentists can place and can prevent tooth decay.

Who needs Dental Sealants?

Children or teenagers in the age group of 5 to 18 need dental sealants because their teeth are prone to the cavity. Due to the eruption of permanent teeth between the ages of 5 and 12, it is important to apply sealants and keep permanent teeth healthy. Children who don’t get sealants can experience tooth decay.

What is the Lifetime of Dental Sealants?

The average lifespan of Dental Sealants is around 1-2 years.

How are Sealants Applied?

  • The teeth are cleaned.
  • The next step is to dry the teeth and the cotton is placed to keep it dry.
  • The sealant is put on the tooth and Ultra Violet light is placed on it and it hardens in a matter of seconds.