Provide your teeth with long-term protection with dental sealants in Bakersfield, California! Sealants help keep your teeth strong and healthy so that you can continue enjoying a beautiful smile. Call 661-501-4746 today to make an appointment with our dentist, Dr. [dcotor_name], at Rosedale Dental Studio and find out more.
What is a dental sealant?
Dental sealants are a preventive dental treatment used to help protect your teeth from cavities and tooth decay. Sealants are made of a clear or resin-colored material, which is painted onto the chewing surface of teeth to form a smooth coating over them. This blocks out bacteria, food debris and other decay-causing factors, as well as making it easier to keep your teeth clean with regular brushing and flossing.
Who can receive dental sealants?
Patients of all ages are candidates to receive dental sealants. Sealants are most frequently provided for children as soon as their permanent molars come in (between the ages of 6 and 12). Dr. Nicole Chen may also recommend sealants for adults who are prone to developing cavities. Sealants will protect your teeth effectively for several years once applied and are often provided as part of your regular dental visits.
How can I keep my smile healthy after receiving sealants?
The best way to keep your teeth, mouth and smile healthy is through preventive care. Preventive care includes both professional treatments as well as at-home care routines, and this care helps you avoid cavities, gum disease and other damaging dental conditions. Here are a few recommendations on keeping your smile healthy:
- Brush at least twice a day.
- Floss daily.
- Eat a balanced, healthy diet.
- Visit Dr. Nicole Chen for routine cleanings and exams.
- Ask about sealants, fluoride and other preventive treatments.