Dental Sealants in Hemet, CA
Typically made from plastic, or resin-composite material, dental sealants in Hemet are thin coatings applied over tooth enamel. They protect the grooves and fissures of the premolars and molars as these are the areas where cavities are more likely to start.
Regularly cleaning and flossing your teeth keeps your teeth free of food debris and plaque. However, proper dental hygiene may not always do the job correctly, as there are some hard to clean parts of your teeth that allow debris, plaque, and bacteria to hide. Such areas include the grooves of your back teeth—the premolars and molars. Dental sealants help you keep the surface of these back teeth bacteria and plaque-free, ensuring that your teeth are protected even if your toothbrush doesn’t adequately reach these areas.
At Glenn C. DelaRoca DDS, we recommend dental sealants for children and teenagers, as these are at high risk of cavities. Adults may also opt for dental sealants as long as they don’t already have decayed teeth or fillings.
Getting Dental Sealants in Hemet, CA
Getting dental sealants at Glenn C. DelaRoca DDS is a painless process that should only take a few minutes, at most. During your appointment, we’ll begin by thoroughly cleaning your teeth. The cleaning ensures that your teeth are free from food debris, plaque, and harmful bacteria. Sealing the tooth with these components trapped underneath would be highly detrimental to your dental health, and that’s why it’s essential that our Hemet dentist first cleans the teeth.
After cleaning, the teeth are thoroughly dried using cotton or other absorbent material. Soon after drying, the dentist uses an acid solution to make the tooth surfaces rough. Rougher surfaces allow for better bonding of the sealant. After about thirty seconds, the dentist rinses the teeth to get rid of the acid solution, and then thoroughly dries the teeth once again. After this, the teeth are ready for the application of the sealant. Our dentist will apply the dental sealant onto your tooth enamel and use a special curing light to enable faster drying of the sealant.
With proper dental hygiene, dental sealants can last as long as ten years. Whether for children, teenagers, or adults, dental sealants are a worthwhile addition to your dental care arsenal.
They provide the additional assurance that you need to quit always worrying about cavities.
If you’re in Hemet, CA, and are looking for general dentistry in Hemet, CA or dental sealants, book an appointment with Glenn C. DelaRoca DDS today. We also cater to our neighbors from East Hemet, San Jacinto, Egan, Ramona Bowl, and Lake Crest Estates.