Even if your children are doing their part caring for their teeth, there’s always the risk of cavities. If you’re concerned about your child’s oral health, talk to your Petaluma, California, dentist about dental sealant protection against cavities. At North Bay Smiles, we offer dental sealant services to children and adults as a preventive measure against tooth decay.
What are Dental Sealants?
A sealant is a protective liquid coating applied onto the chewing surface of teeth to protect them from bacteria and plaque that can cause cavities. This coating bonds quickly with your teeth, acting as a shield over the enamel to keep decay at bay. Sealants are used primarily on molars and premolars as these teeth are at greater risk of decay due to extensive use when chewing.
Why Get Sealants?
Even if your children brush regularly, they may have a hard time removing food particles from the nooks and crannies of their back teeth. Over time, plaque could build on their molars, making them vulnerable to decay. By applying sealants to these teeth, Dr. Yvonne Szyperski can “seal out” bacteria and plaque to protect these teeth from cavities. Your children can benefit from stronger, healthier teeth and save you money on cavity treatments with dental sealants.
Are Dental Sealants for You?
Children and teens make good candidates for dental sealants help them maintain good oral health during these crucial years. Sealants can be applied shortly after your child’s permanent molars and premolars come in. Dr. Szyperski may also recommend sealants for your child’s baby teeth, if necessary, to keep them healthy until their permanent teeth come in.
We also offer sealants for adults who want extra protection against cavities. With dental sealants, you and your family can benefit from:
- Greater protection against cavities
- Improved oral health
- Reduced risk of losing natural teeth due to decay or gum disease
To learn more about dental sealants and how you can benefit from this treatment, contact Dr. Yvonne Szyperski at (707) 306-8001. North Bay Smiles, Petaluma, CA, is your one-stop location for all your dental care needs.
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