Why are dental sealants important?

Everyone wants their teeth to be healthy and strong, but few people know that dental sealants could help them achieve this. Dental sealants are part of preventative dental care and can help to protect teeth from damage caused by periodontal disease or tooth decay. Drs. Mircea Mitu and George D’Louhy of Family Dental Center in Manteca, California, work with both children and adults to provide this and other services to be proactive in ensuring the smile is healthy.

What is a dental sealant?

Dental sealants are thin plastic coatings applied to the chewing surfaces of back teeth. They act as a shield against food particles that can cause decay in these areas of your mouth. Sealant application is quick and painless, so it’s essential to take advantage of this preventive measure for your oral health. Dental sealants are an excellent solution for patients at a higher risk of cavities, such as children or those who have difficulty with motor skills and may not be as effective in brushing the teeth.

How do I know if I need dental sealants?

If you are experiencing tooth decay and do not have sealants on your back molars, you are a good candidate for this treatment. Additionally, if you have deep pits and grooves on the chewing surfaces of your back teeth, you may want to speak to Drs. Mircea Mitu and George D’Louhy about whether dental sealants would benefit you. Anyone can reduce their risk of cavities with protective sealants. In some instances, our dental team at Family Dental Center may recommend sealants just as an extra layer of protection against cavity formation.

What are the benefits of dental sealants?

The advantages of dental sealants include:

  • Protection against cavities in hard-to-reach areas
  • Reduced risk of gum disease
  • Reduced risk of developing tooth decay
  • Quick, painless application
  • Affordability

How do I learn more about dental sealants?

If you’re interested in learning more about how dental sealants can benefit you or someone you love, contact the Family Dental Center of Manteca, CA, today! Our team of professionals is here to help you with preventative dentistry, as well as cosmetic and restorative care. Call (209) 420-1205 to request a consultation appointment at 521 East Center Street.

Dr. Mircea Mitu

Mircea Mitu DDS, FICOI

Dr. Mircea Mitu has almost three decades of dental experience, including nine years of associateship and managing clinical practices in the East Bay Area and several years of practice and academic positions in prosthodontics. Before setting up his practice, he completed hundreds of hours in postgraduate dentistry. He has attended prestigious organizations like the UCLA Center for Aesthetic Program and Misch International Implant Institute.

Dr. Mitu is a member of the American Dental Association, California Dental Association, and San Joaquin County Dental Association and is a Fellow of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists.