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If you would like an extra defense against cavities for your teeth or your child’s teeth, ask our dentist about dental sealants in Hayward, California. Dental sealants are a thin material that is painted over the chewing surfaces of the back teeth, forming a protective shield. Sealants are a great choice for children and teens whose premolars and molars are growing in. However, adults with no decay or fillings in the back teeth are also candidates for dental sealants.

Before placing sealants, Dr. Joan M. Jupina will thoroughly clean the teeth that will receive dental sealants. Each tooth is dried and an absorbent material is placed around the teeth. An etching solution may be used on the chewing surfaces of the teeth. This allows the dental sealant to attach to the teeth. The teeth are again rinsed and dried. Our dentist will then paint the dental sealant onto the chewing surfaces of the back teeth. A curing light may be used to help the dental sealant harden.

Sealants can last for up to a decade, but they need to be checked for wearing and chipping during your regular dental checkups. We encourage you to contact Jupina Dental to set up an appointment to discover if dental sealants are right for you.