Dental Sealants Can Help Prevent Tooth Decay

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Dental Sealants are plastic coatings that are painted on by your Chino Hills Dentist. VIP Dentistry will paint a thin sealant on to the premolars or molars of the back teeth. The dental sealants that your Dentist in Chino Hills uses will quickly bond to your teeth or your kid’s teeth into the grooves and depressions in your back teeth. The sealants will form a shield that protects the enamel of the tooth from tooth decay. 

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Brushing and flossing will remove plaque and food particles, but even the best toothbrush cannot remove all of the plaque and food from your premolars and molars. The sealants that are brushed on by your Chino Hills Dentist actually seal out the food and plaque helping to prevent tooth decay and cavities. 

Children, tweens and teens are the best candidates for dental sealants, however if adults do not have decay or fillings in their back teeth they too can benefit from dental sealants. 

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Dr. David S. Han recommends sealants for premolars and molars for kids as soon as their first teeth erupt. By brushing on dental sealants at an early age, your children’s teeth can be protected during the cavity prone years. 

Dental sealants may also be appropriate for your kid’s baby teeth, especially if the baby teeth have grooves or deep depressions. Your Chino Hills Dentist will tell you that baby teeth play a vital role when it comes to spacing. Dental sealants can keep your kids teeth healthy and could help to prevent early tooth loss. 

If your Dentist in Chino Hills recommends dental sealants it only takes a few minutes to apply to each tooth. 

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After the teeth are cleaned, each tooth is dried with your Chino Hills Dentist applying an absorbent material like cotton around each tooth in order to keep it dry. Next, an acidic solution is applied to the grooves and depressions on the teeth in order to roughen them up allowing the sealant to easily bond to the tooth. After the teeth are rinsed and dried the dental sealant is painted on to the tooth’s enamel where it will bond directly to the tooth. Hardening occurs on its own or with a curing light. 

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Your Chino Hills Dentist will tell you that dental sealants can protect teeth from decay for 10 years, but it is imperative that you schedule regular checkups for you and your kids to make sure that the dental sealants do not chip or wear down. 

VIP Dentistry can help you and your kids determine if you are a good candidate for dental sealants. Schedule an appointment with the best Dentist in Chino Hills today.

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