Dr. Allan Pang can provide dental sealants to help block out cavities and tooth decay in your child’s teeth. Sealants are an important tool for preventing tooth decay, especially when used in combination with other preventive treatments. Call AZ Dental at 408-227-6000 to learn more about dental sealants in San Jose, California, and make your child’s appointment with our caring dentist.

Dental sealants are used to protect molars from oral bacteria and harmful oral acids in the mouth. Decay-causing bacteria often congregate in the grooves, pits, and fissures on these teeth, in areas where it is difficult to clean with regular brushing. Sealants do not enhance the health of the teeth directly. They are not a substitute for regular dental care or fluoride treatments.

Most dental sealants are made of clear or tooth-colored liquid plastic. Our dentists thoroughly clean and prepare the molars, and paint the sealant onto the targeted teeth. When the teeth are coated completely, they are hardened to complete the treatment. The entire procedure can be completed in just one visit to our practice, and is entirely painless.

Sealants are typically applied when the molars begin to erupt (about age 6). They may need to be replaced several times as they begin to wear off.

For more information about dental sealants, please contact our practice today.