Dental patients in the San Mateo, Pacifica, and Half Moon Bay areas know that regular brushing and flossing are essential for optimal oral health. However, the bristles of your toothbrush can’t reach into every small groove and depression in your teeth, especially the really bumpy back teeth. That’s where sealants can be invaluable.
Dental sealants are a plastic material that is applied by your San Francisco dentist. This material is a resin that bonds to the chewing surfaces of the back teeth, mainly in the pits and fissures. The plastic acts as a shield against acids and plaque that can damage the enamel.
Many Daly City residents might think that sealants are only for children and teenagers, but they can actually be beneficial for adults as well. If you are wondering if sealants are right for you, speak with your San Mateo, Pacifica, or Half Moon Bay dentist. This simple dental procedure can improve your oral health by protecting the surfaces that are particularly vulnerable to decay.
Many California dental insurance providers include dental sealants as a covered benefit, so check with your provider if you are considering them. If you don’t have dental insurance, ask us about financing options. Because they can prevent cavities, dental sealants can save you money in the long run.
I’m Dr. Kenneth Hovden, an experienced Daly City dentist. Thank you for visiting my dental blog. At our office we serve the San Francisco area by offering:
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