Dental sealants are a thin coat of clear resin that is applied to the biting surfaces of teeth, usually the rear molars. The back teeth are more prone to cavities because is difficult to reach them with a tooth brush and the surfaces contain pits and grooves that easily trap bacteria. It is hard for many adults to clean their back molars and almost impossible for our young La Mesa children.
Dental sealants fill in the pits and grooves on the rear molars to create a smooth surface. La Mesa cosmetic dentists most often recommend sealants for children’s permanent back teeth, though sometimes they are used for adults, too.
Dental sealants protect teeth that have no decay (primary prevention) and also prevent further decay progression in teeth that show very early signs of disease (secondary prevention).
At Jeff Gray DDS, we take special care of our La Mesa cosmetic dental clients. We want each dental visits to be pleasant and painless so you will never develop a fear of the dentist. We offer sedation dentistry for anxious patients.
I am Dr. Jeff Gray of Jeff Gray DDS. I don’t believe that cavities are unavoidable. Call my office at 619-337-7700 to schedule a La Mesa cosmetic dental exam. We also offer many cosmetic dentistry services such as porcelain veneers and teeth whitening.
I provide comprehensive restorative and cosmetic dentistry for La Mesa people of all ages. My office is located at 8555 Fletcher Parkway #102, La Mesa, CA. You can learn more about my practice at https://www.smilesandiego.com/meet-dr-jeff-gray/.