Dental Sealants in Valencia, CA
The chewing surface of molars is rough and contains pits and grooves. While brushing and flossing can effectively clean the smooth surfaces of most teeth, our toothbrush and floss cannot always reach into the uneven surface of the back teeth. This causes food to get stuck in these areas leading to decay and cavities.
Dental sealants are a preventive treatment that seals and smoothes out the surfaces of our back teeth and help to prevent decay. When used along with a good oral care regime, sealants go a long way in helping our patients maintain healthy teeth.
A sealant is a coat of plastic or acrylic, and the application of sealants is fast, easy and painless. This process can usually be completed along with your regular checkup. The tooth will be dried and etched to help the sealant bond. Then the sealant material will be painted on the tooth and allowed to dry. Once it hardens, we will confirm your bite is comfortable and all the indentations have been sealed.
For more information about dental sealants or to schedule an appointment.
Dr. Shawn JavidDDS (Doctor of Dental Surgery)
Dr. Shawn completed his undergraduate studies at California State University Northridge (CSUN) where he received a Bachelor of Science degree with a major in biological sciences.