If you're seeking the ultimate in tooth decay protection, you should know about sealants.
Sealants are clear plastic coatings bonded to the chewing surfaces of the back teeth. This extra protection is crucial for an area that is often neglected, even with careful brushing and flossing. Sealants cover the pits and grooves where tooth decay causes much damage that brushing and flossing can sometimes miss.
Sealants are easy to place, completely pain-free, and require only one dental visit. First, the specific teeth receiving the sealants are cleaned, conditioned, and dried. Then, Dr. Vafa and his dental team brush the sealants onto the tooth grooves. Finally, the sealants are hardened using a special light.
Following the visit, your child can eat and resume normal activity right away.