Smile Dental Clinics - Phoenix, AZ

Sealants

Think of dental sealants as a barrier against cavities. They’re a plastic material usually applied to the chewing surfaces of the back teeth both on top and bottom, where decay occurs most often.

It’s true that thorough brushing and flossing help remove food particles and plaque from smooth surfaces of teeth, but toothbrush bristles cannot reach all the way into the depressions and grooves of those back teeth to extract all the food and plaque. Sealants protect these vulnerable areas by “sealing out” plaque and food.

Smile Dental Clinics - Phoenix, AZ

Sealants

Think of dental sealants as a barrier against cavities. They’re a plastic material usually applied to the chewing surfaces of the back teeth both on top and bottom, where decay occurs most often.

It’s true that thorough brushing and flossing help remove food particles and plaque from smooth surfaces of teeth, but toothbrush bristles cannot reach all the way into the depressions and grooves of those back teeth to extract all the food and plaque. Sealants protect these vulnerable areas by “sealing out” plaque and food.

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How Do Dental Sealants Work?

A sealant, which is a plastic resin, is easily applied to the tooth by painting it onto the enamel, where it bonds directly to the depressions and grooves of the chewing surfaces. After it hardens, the sealant acts as a barrier to protect the tooth’s natural enamel from plaque and acids. The tooth will be protected from decay as long as the sealant remains intact, and the product we use at Smile Dental Clinics may last several years before a reapplication is needed. Your dentist will check the condition of the sealants and reapply them when necessary during your regular check-ups.

The likelihood of developing tooth decay begins early in life, so children and teenagers are obvious candidates for sealants, but adults can benefit as well.

Let Smile Dental Clinics Help You

Protect your teeth from plaque buildup and cavities with an extra barrier today.
Call us at (623) 235-8195 for an appointment or schedule online.

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Very Great Service! Amazing Hard Workers 😊 Shoutout To My Best Ortho David! Got My Braces Off Today & I Couldn’t Be Anymore Happier 🙂 Thanks For Making Me Leave Confident About My Smile 😊
nanette rios
nanette rios
05:17 21 Apr 21
Muy buen servicio, proveen información completa y clara, muy agradables personas, aclararon todas mis dudas
Laura Casillas
Laura Casillas
01:28 20 Apr 21
Excelente servicio, muy profesionales
Celia Paula
Celia Paula
00:51 20 Apr 21
Great service! Very friendly and welcoming. I would recommend this place to anyone seeking dental services.
Wendy Oropeza
Wendy Oropeza
07:35 19 Apr 21
Great dental service, starting with the staff in the front desk very attentive and helpful. Having a deep cleaning myself, it was just a smooth process from the beginning to the end with very explained detailed staff that guide you and inform you with every detail of what's going on during and after. I really recommend Smile Dental Clinics for any of your dental services.
Angel Oropeza
Angel Oropeza
08:04 17 Apr 21
Shout out to Jose the hygienist best in town. Xiomara the best assistant makes me feel so welcome. And gladys in the financial department, shes so helpful with understanding my treatment options and financial options. Best of all Dr Harsini always makes me feel welcome. Thanks for the complimentary tooth brush. 😉
Alejandra Gonzalez
Alejandra Gonzalez
23:31 16 Apr 21
Love the hygienists! Thank you for helping me feel comfortable.
Karen Nunez
Karen Nunez
23:22 16 Apr 21
Me gusta el servicio y lo amable y felices que trabajan con uno . .
Alejandro Melgoza
Alejandro Melgoza
23:19 16 Apr 21
Great service
Brittany Carrie Velásquez Pérez
Brittany Carrie Velásquez Pérez
22:45 16 Apr 21
Smile Dentistry is a very professional dentist office. I enjoyed my time there getting my x-rays taken by Erica. She was very sweet and ,I usually have alot of anxiety but she talked me through the process. There office is is huge and clean and I will definitely be back Thank you Smile dental!!
Elisha Jensen
Elisha Jensen
22:41 16 Apr 21
It took me a while to actually sit down and write this review and there are a couple reasons why. First I didn't want to make a rash opinion by only coming maybe once or twice but now that I've been to this clinic about 4 times I thought it was time to finally give my thoughts. Secondly I am extremely terrified of dentist even now but I didn't want that to cloud the truth of the office. I want to start off by saying that all the staff are very kind and are always willing to answer your questions. Everything was explained to me and they were completely honest which is something that I like. Dr. Lala is very kind and has a way of calming even this crazy person down and is very accommodating. The dental assistants are all nice but I've had the pleasure of always running into one in particular named Erica and she always makes me feel at ease and makes me laugh. Truth be told, I know that it's scary and nerve wrecking going to a dentist but it's nice to go somewhere where they'll treat you nice throughout your visit.
Dyanna Zavala
Dyanna Zavala
22:12 16 Apr 21
Erica fue mi assistente y fue un experiencia muy bien. Los recomendó.
Consuelo Hernández
Consuelo Hernández
20:17 16 Apr 21