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Would you like basic information on how to protect against cavities? If so, you have come to the right place! Our dental team at Dr. Stephen Henry DDS in Foster City, California, is proud to give you some basic tips on dental sealants and how they can protect your smile.

Dental sealants are designed to defend the back of your teeth called the molars. The molars in your smile are usually uneven and very rough and have odd nooks and crannies that are an easy place for cavities to develop and grow. This can make them tough to keep clean and keep your smile safe from cavities. Dental sealants are a thin, protective surface painted onto the top of your molars, which can last years and protect your molars from cavity invasion.

In fact, according to the American Dental Association, also known as the ADA, dental sealants have been proven to reduce the risk of cavities by 80 percent! This is extremely important to note because this can keep your child’s oral health in top-notch shape as they develop their smile well into adulthood. Dental sealants can also be used on adults but are most often used for young kids.

If you have questions about having dental sealants and would like to see if they are right for you, please call us right away at 650-341-5656 to set up a consultation with Dr. Stephen Henry. Our team is happy to assist your smile and help fight for your oral health in the best way possible.