Dental patients in the San Diego area know that regular brushing and flossing are essential for optimal oral health. However, the bristles of your toothbrush can’t reach into every small groove and depression in your teeth, especially the really bumpy back teeth. That’s where sealants can be invaluable.
Dental sealants are a plastic material that is applied by your San Diego dentist. This material is a resin that bonds to the chewing surfaces of the back teeth, mainly in the pits and fissures. The plastic acts as a shield against acids and plaque so that the tooth enamel is protected.
Many San Diego residents might think that sealants are only for children and teenagers, but they can actually be beneficial for adults as well. If you are wondering if sealants are right for you, speak with your San Diego cosmetic dentist. This simple dental procedure can dramatically improve your oral health by protecting the surfaces that are particularly vulnerable to decay.
Many dental insurance providers include dental sealants as a covered benefit, so check with your provider if you are considering them. If you don’t have dental insurance, ask us about financing options. Because they can prevent cavities, dental sealants can save you money in the long run. Nervous about seeing a dentist? Talk to us about sedation dentistry.
I’m Dr. Marcos Ortega, a San Diego dentist and I want to thank you for visiting my dental blog. At our office we serve the San Diego area by offering:
- dental implants
- porcelain veneers
- dental crowns
- teeth whitening
- sedation dentistry
If you have any questions about these or other cosmetic dental procedures or would like to schedule an appointment, call us today at 619-717-8459. Our very comfortable and friendly staff would be happy to assist you.
Dr. Marcos Ortega
Marcos Ortega DDS
306 Walnut Ave, Ste 25
San Diego California