Dental Sealants Overview
Patients use sealants to protect teeth from decay and cavities. Made from thin, flexible, plastic coatings, our dentists place the sealants on the tops of your back teeth (molars and premolars). After they are positioned, sealants block out tartar, plaque, bacteria, and food particles to help prevent many dental issues, including cavities. Dental sealants may stay on for years if patients practice good oral hygiene. Not only can sealants improve the health of your mouth and prevent dental cavities, but they can also save money at future dental examinations with Dental Express. During your dental examination, talk to one of our dentists about sealants. For additional information, call one of our San Diego, CA offices and schedule an appointment.
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"First and foremost I want to thank Malik Wofford for being kind and understanding of my fear of the dentist. Malik made sure I was at ease the whole appointment. Dr. Danielle did my extractions and I didn't feel a thing. I am happy that I came here. Also a thank you to RaKenya for looking after my son for his appointment and helping Malik make adjustments to my denture. Great staff and great experience. Thank you so very much."- A.L. / Google / Jul 01, 2020
"Love this dental office. It’s beautiful, comfortable, and clean. The dentists and team work well with young people. It’s a pretty diverse team, which is important to me. They communicate very well with my teens. They speak in a way the teens feel comfortable and comprehend their dental work and upcoming expectations. I highly recommend. The teens look forward to my appointments here."- L.B. / Yelp / Jun 30, 2020
"I’ve been looking for a new dentist that takes Denti-Cal sence Western Dental had terrible service. I gave Western too many chances what incompetence! I went to Dental Express Point Loma as a new patient this afternoon. This may sound cheesy, but first impressions do make the difference. I say this because from walking into the office and being greeted by friendly staff members they know how to treat people.Dental Express Point Loma is very nice. Their lobby is gorgeous/very fancy. This place is a good size. I love the train theme. The actual mini train goes the entire building which was very entertaining. In fact the exam rooms are shaped like passenger rooms on the train.Now, the staff at the front are so warm and welcoming. Even with a mask on you could tell they’re smiling. Check-in was fast especially with the ipads. I got there at 2:40 for a 3:00 appointment and was in the exam room by 2:48. My hygienist /x-ray tech was very good she took her time. Dr. Danielle was running a bit behind, but she’s awesome.I found my new dental home."- J.M. / Yelp / Jun 19, 2020
"Very pleasant experience. Friendly and nice staff. All was done quick and painless. Same day appointment which is very convenient. No waiting time. Quick and professional."- K.L. / Google / Jun 15, 2020
Best Candidates for Mouth Guards
Patients who experience a lot of issues with cavities are the best candidates for sealants. In many cases, dentists may recommend sealants for young children and teens who have a difficult time maintaining good oral habits. The application of dental sealants is a fast, simple treatment that generally requires no sedation or anesthesia, making it an easy procedure for all ages.
What to Expect with Dental Sealants
During your consultation, our dentists will first examine your teeth to determine if sealants work best for you. Before the application, we will clean and polish your teeth to remove tartar, plaque, and bacteria. Next, we will brush on the sealant and set it with a light. After the application, our dentists will ensure that the sealant has settled into the correct position.
Dental Sealants Follow-Up
After your appointment, you should be able to resume your day. It is important for you to develop a regular home oral care plan, including brushing your teeth twice a day, using mouthwash, and flossing. You should try to avoid clenching your teeth or consuming sticky foods. With proper care, sealants can last for many years. At your annual exam with Dental Express, one of our dentists will decide if you need to reapply sealants.
Dental Sealants Insurance Coverage
Because sealants are a preventive procedure, most dental insurance companies will cover a portion of the cost. Coverage can vary, particularly in adults, so a team member will determine your coverage by talking to your insurance and then letting you know your out-of-pocket costs. Dental Express takes many different payment methods and if needed, we can assist you with low-interest financing for medical treatments.
You or your child could benefit from sealants to maintain general dental health. They are a great treatment to avoid extensive procedures, like fillings and crowns. As a quick and easy procedure option, sealants can help your family experience easier dental exams and improved overall health. If you would like to learn more about sealants, contact our San Diego, CA office to book an appointment with one of our expert dentists.
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