Dental Sealants Redondo Beach
Your teeth surfaces have tiny grooves or pits that trap bacteria and food particles. The bristles of a toothbrush cannot consistently reach these dark, little crevices, causing tooth decay to make its presence known. Dental sealants provided in Redondo Beach by Dr. Shvartsman are invisible plastic resin coatings that smooth out the chewing surfaces of back teeth. This improves their resistance to decay and makes cavities a lesser risk, preventing the need for more expensive treatments in the future.
Sealants are a mini plastic filling, they are not the same as having a cavity filled. The teeth will be examined to find and remove any minimal decay. The tooth will undergo a cleaning and drying process before a solution is applied to etch the surface. The sealant is then painted on the tooth and hardened within a minute.
Sealed teeth require the same level of care as an unsealed teeth. If you have a child, make sure they have their regular professional cleanings as well as consistent dental hygiene. Checking for wear and tear on sealants is important, this is to ensure they can last for up to 10 years.
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