Because we are dedicated to helping you achieve optimal oral health, we place a large emphasis on preventive dentistry. One preventive dentistry treatment, the dental sealant, is designed to protect the back molars against cavities and decay. A sealant is a tooth-colored or clear material that is applied to the chewing surfaces, pits, and grooves of the back teeth, where it can:
• Block out the food and plaque that cause decay
• Create a smooth surface that is easier to clean by flossing and brushing
Dr. Quibilan recommends having sealants placed on the back molars as soon as they come into the mouth, which usually occurs between the ages of six and twelve. Some adults may benefit from sealants as well if they are prone to tooth decay. To learn more about sealants and preventive dentistry, or to schedule your visit, please call our office in Sunnyvale soon.