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Would you like to know more about dental sealants? If so, you’ve come to the right place! Our team here at Dr. Stephen Henry DDS in Foster City, California love dentistry, and we love helping our patients to be fully informed about all their options. We are more than happy to talk to you about the basics of dental sealants.

The molars in the back of your mouth have natural nooks and crevices on their surfaces that help you to chew your food effectively. They are also a popular place for cavities to develop and grow. This can make them problematic in the quest to keep teeth clean and protect them against cavities.

Dental sealants are created as an extra shield on top of your tooth enamel to protect these molars from bacteria and decay. They are a clear protective surface painted onto the top of your molars. Sealants can last as long as a decade if your molars are well cared for.

According to the American Dental Association, dental sealants can reduce the risk of cavities by as much as 80 percent! Dental sealants can be used on adults as well but are most often used for young children, as they are most prone to the tooth decay that comes from sugary diets.

Have more questions? Please call us at 650-341-5656 to set up an appointment with Dr. Stephen Henry. Our gentle dental staff is happy to assist your smile and help fight for your oral health in any way we can.