Protect Your Smile

Give your teeth extra defence from cavities and decay with dental sealants!

  • Protects the areas of your teeth that are hard to reach
  • Added security for your vulnerable chewing surfaces
  • Eliminate bacteria and avoid gum infections for a strong, healthy smile!

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Experience extraordinary dentistry. Call Todd A. Franklin, D.D.S. at (209) 334-4370

Sealants work hard to defend your teeth.

For both children and adults, dental sealants can protect your molars from being vulnerable to cavities.

High security means high safety.

Your chewing surfaces are constantly exposed to bacteria. Give your precious teeth added security for your peace of mind.

Achieve your best and healthiest smile.

Dental sealants combined with regular dental hygiene habits means your teeth will be outstanding.

1208 W. Tokay Street, Lodi, California, 95240  (209) 334-4370

What Are Sealants?
The purpose of tooth sealants is quite straightforward: they provide added protection for your teeth if they are prone to cavities, or if you’re not likely to have extreme direct exposure to fluoride for any possible reason. While the tooth sealant covers teeth like a blanket and safeguards them from plaque, the purpose of sealants is not to change or at all replace your conventional oral care routines of twice-a-day tooth-brushing and everyday flossing. Brushing and flossing are still the best methods to get rid of plaque and prevent dental cavities or tooth damage. Still, it can be hard to eliminate all food particles from the pits and grooves in the teeth – even for individuals who are diligent about dental care. Tooth sealants help protect these areas. Dental sealants are plastic surfaces that are usually put on the chewing surface area of the permanent back teeth – the molars and premolars – to help protect them from the elements that cause decay. The chewing surfaces of the molar and premolar teeth have grooves and crevices that make them vulnerable to decay. These gaps can be deep, are tough to clean, and can be narrower than even a single bristle of a toothbrush. Plaque gathers in these places, and the acid from germs in the plaque eats away slowly at your precious tooth enamel, which is when cavities can begin to develop. The fluoride in toothpaste assists in avoiding decay and helps protect all the surfaces of the teeth. Dental sealants simply offer extra defence for the grooved and pitted places by providing a smooth area covering over the fissured area.
Does Your Child Need Sealants?
The very first dental sealant to be placed is typically on the crevice of the first irreparable molar tooth, when the chewing surface area of the tooth has in fact emerged entirely beyond the gum. This tooth grows in behind the baby teeth. If the chewing (occlusal) surfaces of these teeth are sealed, the dental sealant will certainly secure the tooth. However, remember that molars and premolars continue to mature until the age of 11-13, and the chewing surface areas of these teeth can be sealed after they have actually appeared beyond the gum line. Due of the possibility of developing decay in the fissures and grooves of the premolars and molars, children and teenagers are the leading candidates for sealants.
When To Get Dental Sealants

Adults without decay or fillings in their molars can likewise benefit from dental sealants, provided by your Lodi, California dentist, Dr. Franklin. Generally, children are encouraged to get sealants on their permanent molars and premolars immediately after these teeth grow in. This way, the sealants can secure the teeth through the cavity-prone years of ages 6 to 14. Often, dental sealants may also be appropriate for baby teeth, such as when a child’s baby teeth have deep anxieties and grooves. Since baby teeth play such an essential function in holding the right spacing for irreparable teeth, it is essential to keep these teeth healthy. Sealants can safeguard teeth from decay for approximately one decade, but they need to be regularly examined for breaking or wearing at routine dental appointments. Dr. Franklin and his trusted personnel can change sealants quickly and rapidly when needed. Find out if you’re a candidate for dental sealants today. Contact our Lodi sealant experts for more information.

Get the smile you have always wanted, call Todd A. Franklin, D.D.S. (209) 334-4370