About Dental Sealants

Dental Sealants are an effective way of preventing cavities in children. Dental sealant consists of a thin plastic film that is applied on one or more teeth. It is placed in the groove or the fissure of the teeth. This results in making the surface of the teeth smooth. As a result of this, the food particles do not get trapped. This also makes brushing easier, which in turn ensures that the teeth are cleaned properly. Dr. LaFrom, one of the most respected dentists in the Cupertino area, says that not only children but even adults can benefit from dental sealants. 

Sealants are usually placed on the back molars and sometimes on the pre-molars. Dental sealants are a cost effective way of avoiding cavities. Dental sealants are extremely durable, despite the pressure of chewing. They remain functional for over five years. However, they would eventually wear off naturally and need to be replaced. 

Dr. LaFrom says that the sealants can be placed quite easily by your dentist. The teeth that are to be sealed are cleaned and roughed up. Then the dental sealant is painted upon the tooth enamel thereby bonding with it. The entire process can be done in a single sitting. However, you should keep in mind that dental sealants do not prevent gum diseases. So, regular check up is also needed to protect the oral health of your children.

Please visit their website at www.dentist-cupertino.com for an appointment with Dr. LaFrom who can help you with everything related to dental sealants.

Kathy, a highly satisfied patient says “I am very comfortable and happy with every visit. Thank you all!”   




~ by cupertinodentist on September 17, 2009.

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