Dental sealants are a type of preventive treatment that works to protect teeth from cavities and tooth decay. Our dentist typically recommends sealants for children as soon as their permanent molars come in (about age 6). Children may have dental sealants applied several times between the ages of 6 and 12 as their permanent teeth continue to erupt. Dental sealants may also be recommended for adults who are at greater risk of tooth decay or whose teeth have not been restored from cavities and decay in the past.
Sealants are made of clear or tooth-colored resin material. This resin is painted onto the chewing surface of the tooth where it forms a smooth shield over the tooth to block out bacteria and food debris, literally “sealing out” the decay-causing factors in the mouth. This smooth coating also makes it easier for you to effectively clean your teeth with normal brushing. Sealants can be applied in just a few minutes during your regular visits to Arrowhead Family Dentistry.
We invite you to contact us at 909-889-3300 to learn more about dental sealants in San Bernardino, California, and to set up your consultation with Dr. Shaileshkumar Bhatt. We are committed to helping you maintain a healthy smile.