Dentist in Granada Hills describes the best situations in which dental sealants should be administered
Drs. Karen Baghdasaryan and Gohar Hovsepyan are dentists in the area of Granada Hills, CA who are committed to providing patients with solutions for the smile. They encourage patients to take the time to learn about preventive care options including the application of dental sealants.
What are dental sealants?
Dental sealants are applied to the teeth and provide an extra layer of protection. This protective coating is administered and includes many dental materials such as plastic. The dentist applies the sealant to the chewing surfaces of the teeth, paying close attention to the molars in the back of the mouth which are extremely susceptible to developing tooth decay. However, just because a patient has sealants placed does not mean they do not have to pay close attention to their smile when brushing and flossing.
How do sealants work?
There are lots of bacteria that live in the mouth that can contribute to the development of dental decay. By placing a sealant, these areas have a layer of protection against food and bacteria known for settling on the teeth. It can greatly reduce the chances of developing decay for most patients.
Who can benefit from the placement of a sealant?
While many patients think of children when they hear of sealants, it is possible for adults to use sealants to protect their smile. Patients of all ages can use sealants and can ask about having them applied during their routine appointments. Sealants can last a few years, so it is important to have them done regularly for continued protection against cavities.
Schedule an appointment today!
Visiting a dentist in the Granada Hills, CA area who provides dental sealants is the first step in learning more about this treatment option and whether or not it is right for your smile. Drs. Karen Baghdasaryan and Gohar Hovsepyan are dedicated dental professionals ready to assist. Contact them at Viva Smile by calling (818) 900-2800 and speaking personally with their staff at 17630 Chatsworth Street. Viva Smile is always accepting new patients into their practice for comprehensive care solutions.
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