Sealants in Fountain Valley, CA
Here at Elite Dental, we continuously educate our patients on the best ways to keep their smile happy and healthy. Brushing and flossing daily, antiseptic mouthwashes, and routine visits go a long way towards maintaining dental health.
Although Dr. Azi can handle any problem you may have, and our office is one of the most well-equipped practices around Fountain Valley, we’re all about prevention. Ideally, we’d love to see you only for your routine check-ups, that’s why we encourage the use of dental sealants in Fountain Valley, CA whenever you come in!
What is a Sealant?
The same as you seal your blacktop driveway to keep dirt and debris from getting into small cracks and undermining the integrity of the blacktop, dental sealants close off the small nooks, crannies, and hairline cracks in your teeth. The back of the mouth is where old food and plague love to hang out, and when those small fissures are exposed, those particles can work their way into the tooth and cause cavities, infection, and decay.
The sealant Elite Dental uses closes off those entry points and keeps your back teeth free of debris, increasing your overall dental health.
When Do We Apply It?
As with any preventive measure, the earlier, the better. On average, our first molars push through around age 6 with the second set breaking through around age 12. Sealants in Fountain Valley, CA are safe and approved for use in children, so as soon as these teeth appear, we recommend having them sealed. If you have never had a sealant placed on your molars, now is better than never. Having a sealant applied now can dramatically reduce your risk of cavities and disease for years to come, saving you time, money, and pain.
Is it Effective?
In short, absolutely. Recent studies have shown that a sealant can reduce the risk of decay by nearly 80%, especially in children. The CDC reports that children who did not have a sealant applied experience three times the number of cavities than those who did.
Elite Dental cares about your family and you. We want to see you have strong, happy, shiny smiles for a lifetime and a sealant is a great way to keep those pearly whites healthy for years to come.
Azadeh Ashtiany (Dr. Azi)DDS (Doctor of Dental Surgery)
Dr. Azi is a graduate from the University of Southern California (USC) School of Dentistry. She has been practicing Dentistry in Southern California since graduation. Dr. Azi is a member of the Orange County Dental Society, The California Dental Association and the American Dental Association.