The loot of the Halloween season means extra risk of tooth decay for both you and your child. Dr. John Bosak, Jr. recommends that you safeguard your teeth and your child’s teeth against cavities with dental sealants in Granada Hills, California.
What Are Dental Sealants?
A dental sealant is a thin coating placed on the chewing surfaces of the molars and premolars to seal food (and candy) and bacteria out.
Why Are Dental Sealants Used?
The molars and premolars have grooves on their chewing surfaces. These fissures are deep, so can be difficult to clean. Plaque, as well as food (and candy) particles, accumulate in these grooves and the acid produced by the plaque attacks the enamel, thus causing tooth decay. Having dental sealants placed shields the chewing surfaces of the back teeth, thus providing extra protection against decay.
Who Can Benefit From Dental Sealants?
Dental sealant placement is often recommended for children when their premolars and molars come in. This way, these teeth can be protected from the very start. You may be surprised to learn that dental sealants can also be used for adults. Your back teeth can also be protected from food particles and the acids from sugar. However, keep in mind that dental sealants cannot be placed on teeth that have dental fillings or decay on their chewing surfaces.
We invite you to contact our dental office today to learn more about how sealants can help you and your child during the Halloween season. Call 818-368-5676 today to schedule an appointment with our dentist!