A Simple Way to Powerful Protection Against Tooth Decay

Most children and some adults have teeth that are more prone to developing cavities and tooth decay. At Irvine Spectrum Dental, we want to help patients of all ages avoid cavities and keep their smiles at their healthiest. To do this, our dentist may recommend that you receive dental sealants at your next appointment.

Dental sealants provide a protective layer over your teeth to help ward off cavities. Generally, they are applied to the biting surface of the back teeth, or molars. This is because the molars typically have deep grooves and crevices that are difficult to clean and can be a great hiding spot for bacteria to build up. By adding a sealant to the biting surface, you provide a barrier between your tooth and the bacteria that want to harm it.

girl having receiving dental sealants while wearing appliance to keep teeth and mouth openApplying dental sealants is a quick, easy and painless process. In most cases, Dr. Anthony Yu can perform this treatment during a routine dental visit. To apply the sealant, our dentist will simply use a small brush to paint a layer of clear or tooth-colored resin onto the biting surface of your back teeth. The resin provides a smooth surface over the grooves and hardens immediately. That’s it! Dental sealants can last for several years, so you will not need a retreatment unless we recommend it.

While dental sealants may seem like a simple treatment, they provide powerful results to help your smile fight against decay. If you would like to protect your smile with our dental sealants in Irvine, California, give us a call today at 949-387-6418!