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.

Our dental family is here for your family
Our dental family is here for your family
Our dental family is here for your family
Everyone is caring, professional and knowledgeable. They make sure you walk out of there with a Smile 😃….
Sylvia Garza
Sylvia Garza
12:28 19 May 22
Everyone is very kind, from receptionist to dental assistants, and financing personnel. They make sure patients feel comfortable in every visit.
Anarela Alvarez
Anarela Alvarez
04:20 19 May 22
Very efficient and friendly staff especially The ortho staff David and Tanya
Carlota Ramos Nitura
Carlota Ramos Nitura
00:32 12 May 22
Muy buena atención, amables y económico
Ana Limon
Ana Limon
02:14 05 May 22
very friendly crew and Drs. , hope to do more business with them soon
Todd Zipprich
Todd Zipprich
00:32 04 May 22
Thank you for scheduling me in last minute for my emergency. Aly always comes through and fixes me up. She’s GREAT and very knowledgeable and has made me feel more comfortable and confident through this process. She’s a KEEPER!!
Elizabeth Campos
Elizabeth Campos
14:48 30 Apr 22
Great experience with great friendly staff. Quick, in and out.
noel herrera
noel herrera
00:37 30 Apr 22
everyone is so friendly and caring I recommend Smile Dental Clinics to everyone I know!!
Maggie Mandujano
Maggie Mandujano
03:24 22 Apr 22
I love how professional they are at smile dental today was my first day going in for a full exam there my hygienist and dentist were professional explained every thing I Needed to know even if was to many times that I asked and they are very funny never laughed so much at a dentist visit they were the highlight of my day I highly recommend them
Kevin King
Kevin King
20:35 21 Apr 22
Most caring staff….. very good hearted and hard working, they want their patients to be satisfied and smile for life
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Decolonize.alexis94
02:16 14 Apr 22
Always amazing staff!
Kimberly Farfan
Kimberly Farfan
00:32 31 Mar 22
I went for my 6 months cleaning & checkup today. I had another great check up & experience. From the front office, my dental hygienist & doctor it was an awesome experience. I know a lot of people don’t like going to the dentist but I’ve always had a good experience since I’ve been with Smile Dental. I highly recommend this office. I have finally found a dental office that I have confidence in to take care of my dental needs. Thanks Smile Dental. See you in 6 months.
Margie Russell
Margie Russell
01:53 30 Mar 22
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