Dental Sealants in Chino Hills
Get dental sealants at Chino Hills Family Dentistry
At Chino Hills Family Dentistry, Dr. Douglas Kim offers dental sealants as a way to protect teeth and prevent cavities from forming. Both children and adults can benefit from dental sealants. Dr. Kim can perform an exam to see if dental sealants are the right preventive care solution for you and your family. If you live in Chino Hills or surrounding areas, you can call our office at (909) 393-5300 to schedule an appointment.
What are dental sealants?
Dental sealants act as a barrier against cavities. Sealants are made of thin, plastic films typically applied to molars. The grooves of your molars are hard to reach making them a perfect place for food particles and bacteria to accumulate.
Do I need dental sealants?
Sealants are popular solutions for patients who have many ridges in their teeth which makes it easy for cavities to form. Sealants are also helpful for children who don’t know how to properly brush and floss their teeth yet.
What should I expect during my dental sealant procedure?
Your dentist starts the procedure by cleaning the surface of your teeth to ensure that any debris is removed before sealants are applied. Then he/she will apply an acidic gel to roughen your teeth to allow the sealants to properly adhere to your teeth. The gel will be rinsed off and your teeth will be dried. Lastly, your dentist will apply the sealant to your teeth and harden them with a special blue light.
How long do sealants last?
With proper oral hygiene, sealants can last up to 10 years. During your dental exam, your dentist can check to see if the sealants need to be replaced so make sure you visit your dentist regularly.
Need more information on dental sealants in Chino Hills? Call us at (909) 393-5300 or click the button below to schedule an appointment!