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Are Teeth Sealants Worth It?
By Sunshine Pediatric Dentistry
November 22, 2021
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: sealants  

As parents, you want to do all you can to ensure your kids have great dental health. One of the ways you can help your kids avoid cavities is with dental sealants in Yorba Linda, CA. Dr. Jaclyn Bae at Sunshine Pediatric Dentistry can help you better understand this type of preventive care. Keep reading to learn more. 

Understanding The Procedure

This procedure can be used to help prevent cavities in children and in some adults. When a tooth is sealed, it is coated in a thin layer of protective material. This material hardens and protects the enamel of the tooth from the growth of bacteria and plaque, which can cause cavities. 

This is a painless procedure that can often be completed within one office visit. 

Who Should Get This Procedure?

Sealants in Yorba Linda, CA are recommended for children between the ages of 5 and 13. This is the ideal time to have this procedure done because permanent teeth are just now emerging and are free from tooth decay. This procedure should not be done on baby teeth, but only on fully emerged permanent teeth. 

Some adults may be good candidates for this procedure if their teeth are free from any signs of tooth decay. 

Is This a Good Investment?

This procedure is relatively low cost per tooth and is often covered by insurance. This process could help prevent cavities in the future. Cavities can be costly to treat and can also cause pain and threaten the health of permanent teeth. Cutting down on the risk of future costly dental treatments is a good idea.

Having this process done for your children will also help build their confidence because they will have a strong and healthy smile. 

If you would like to learn more about our services, or if you are interested in sealants in Yorba Linda, CA, please contact Dr. Bae at Sunshine Pediatric Dentistry by calling 714-660-1890. 

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