Our skilled pediatric dentists provide dental sealants to protect your child’s teeth and help prevent cavities and other problems from developing. Sealants coat the entire surface of the tooth, creating a smooth barrier that blocks out food debris and harmful bacteria in order to improve your child’s oral health. To learn more about dental sealants in San Francisco, California, and to make your child’s appointment with Dr. Pang, Dr. Chen, or Dr. Mo, please call OPDSF Pediatric Dentistry at (415) 661-8383.
A sealant is a preventive dental treatment that our pediatric dentists may recommend to protect patients’ teeth from decay. A dental sealant is made of a clear or tooth-colored resin material, which is painted onto the chewing surface of teeth. By blocking out the bacteria and food debris that lead to tooth decay, the sealant prevents decay and cavities. The dental sealant forms a smooth coating over the natural pits and grooves of the tooth surface, which also makes it easier to effectively clean teeth with normal brushing.
Dental sealants are most often recommended for children. They are frequently recommended for the permanent molars as soon as they come in, usually between the ages of 6 and 12 years. We may also recommend dental sealants for adult patients whose teeth are prone to decay or have not been restored or suffered from decay in the past. We can apply dental sealants in just one short, comfortable visit to our practice.