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
Love it! Awesome staff!
Isamar Imperial
Isamar Imperial
06:05 18 Jun 21
The doctors and assistants are super caring and gentle throughout each treatment. I will definitely refer family and friends to Smile Dental Clinic.
David Arroyo
David Arroyo
05:27 18 Jun 21
Experiencia y professionalismo de doctores y asistentes te hacen sentir confianza y comodidad
Alfredo Imperial
Alfredo Imperial
05:13 18 Jun 21
Jose is a fun hygienist, and he's great at what he does.
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LEO RZA -GAMING
01:42 18 Jun 21
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carlos salazar
01:34 18 Jun 21
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Aaron Moreno
Aaron Moreno
23:55 17 Jun 21
Amazing work, very friendly environment!
carmen sotomayor
carmen sotomayor
22:28 17 Jun 21
Ali is a great Ortho technician!
Saul Valdez
Saul Valdez
21:40 17 Jun 21
Dr harsini and d staff' specially sergio ,i like coming to this dental office , they are the best, i recomend everyone to come , if u need implant with dentures. This is the place ,, thank u smile dental. I got my dmile back, im do happy with the my dentures with implants , thsnks again
Ruben Aguirre
Ruben Aguirre
21:04 17 Jun 21
I have been coming to this Dentist Office since I was in 8th grade, and I am now a 23 year old man. The service here is top notch, reasonable prices, and the staff is really awesome. Alianis (Ali) one of the two orthodontists at the office is awesome. She really cares about her patients and ensures that I leave with all questions/concerns addressed.
Felipe Garcia
Felipe Garcia
20:18 17 Jun 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
17:02 17 Jun 21
Awesome customer service, receptionist was really helpful and i was in and out really fast. Best experience I've had in a dental clinic yet.
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leonidaswarrior2020
16:34 17 Jun 21