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As you know, brushing and flossing your teeth and visiting our office often for professional dental cleanings are all great ways to help prevent tooth decay. If you are looking for extra protection from cavities for your teeth or your child’s teeth, ask our doctor about dental sealants in Turlock, California.

What are dental sealants?
Dental sealant is a thin, plastic coating that is painted onto the chewing surfaces of the back teeth by Dr. Robert A. McCulla to help prevent tooth decay.

Why are dental sealants used?
The molars and premolars have grooves or crevices that can be very difficult to clean, even with proper brushing. Plaque and food particles can become lodged in these grooves, which can cause decay. Dental sealants are placed to block plaque and food particles out of the crevices of the molars and premolars. This helps prevent tooth decay.

Who can benefit from dental sealants?
Children usually have dental sealants placed as their molars and premolars grow in. This usually occurs when a child is 11 to 13 years old. However, adults can have dental sealants placed on the chewing surfaces of back teeth that do not have dental fillings or tooth decay.

We invite you to contact Turlock Dental Care at 209-667-7889 today to learn more about sealants and to schedule an appointment.