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 very nice, and most importantly NOT JUDGEMENTAL, which is what's kept me from seeking dental treatment for far too long. If you're like me, things happen and this filling falls out, then the tooth breaks off, then a crown cracks and before you know it you feel like your mouth is just a hot mess and you don't want anyone to see it because it's embarrassing and your worried about cost. They didn't look down on me because I waited, they just came up with a plan to fix it and a plan to pay for it too. Gladys was wonderful!They explained everything step bystep. I would definitely recommend going here.
Belinda Kleiner
Belinda Kleiner
23:39 02 Aug 21
Very friendly, I came in nervous after not going to the dentist for some time, they talked to me the whole time to get me to relax and I didn't even realize how quick it went.
jose cuellar
jose cuellar
00:01 27 Jul 21
Great people there! They are very cheerful and makes you feel good
Julie Pino
Julie Pino
03:12 24 Jul 21
I would recommend this dental clinic.
ruben ceballos
ruben ceballos
00:06 23 Jul 21
Excelente
Deniss Duran
Deniss Duran
00:30 16 Jul 21
Muy buena clínica buena limpieza y excelentes especialistas estoy muy satisfecha con mis resultados se las recomiendo
Yani Esther Perez Peñate
Yani Esther Perez Peñate
00:02 15 Jul 21
I had a great experience at smile dental clinic with my braces.They are Very friendly and professional. I recommend them.
leidy salce
leidy salce
16:36 24 Jun 21
I've been going to Smile Dental for over 10 years now and the reason why is because I trust Dr. Harsini and his team. The professionalism and friendliness of the whole team is outstanding. They provide great service and professional advice for a perfect smile. I highly recommend smile Dental to everyone.
Mary Corral
Mary Corral
05:09 22 Jun 21
Very clean and very professional extremely nice staff! First time going there and I definitely will be back!
Mimi Flores
Mimi Flores
00:20 22 Jun 21
Ortho customer service is great, I recommend David for ortho he’s always so very respectful & very nice, was treated by him for a few years and he always kept me on track with everything.
Luz Mireya Magana
Luz Mireya Magana
17:22 21 Jun 21
The staff is so nice, I spoke to Jessica in regards to my son's treatment payment plans and she answered all my questions and help me so much. Really recommend this office.
Daniel Soto
Daniel Soto
05:48 19 Jun 21
Very friendly and nice, amazing experience here at smile dental. Recommended!
efren rodriguez
efren rodriguez
05:47 19 Jun 21