Does protecting you or your child’s teeth against decay sound like a dream come true? If you or your child has no decay or fillings in your back teeth, Dr. Joseph C. Styger may recommend dental sealants in San Francisco, California. Brushing and flossing cannot always remove all of the plaque from the grooves of your back teeth. Dental sealant is a thin, plastic material that is painted on your molars or premolars to prevent tooth decay.

Generally, children should get sealants on their molars and premolars when they grow in so the sealants can protect their teeth from age 6 to age 14 when they are more likely to get cavities. Adults are also candidates for dental sealants if they have no decay or fillings in their molars. Applying sealants is a quick and painless process; it only takes a few minutes for our dentist to apply the sealant to each tooth, and no shots are necessary. Dental sealants last for up to 10 years, but they need to be checked regularly by our dentist to ensure that there is no chipping or wearing. Our dentist will check them during your teeth cleaning appointments and replace your sealants as necessary.

We encourage you to contact our dental office today to learn more and to schedule an appointment with our dentist.