General Dentistry


If you are looking for sealants in Oro Valley our dentists at SmileMore Dental would welcome you for an appointment. Contact us at 520-531-8207 or Schedule an Appointment.

This video shows you how dental sealants are applied to protect back teeth from bacteria and decay in children and adults.

Key Points

Teeth Groove Sealing at SmileMore Dental

Dental sealants are used to coat and seal the teeth, helping to prevent food and bacteria from getting into the tiny grooves in the teeth and cause decay.

Molar and Premolar Surface Sealants at SmileMore Dental

Sealants are typically used for the biting surface of molars and premolars and can eliminate the need for expensive and invasive treatments like dental fillings or crowns.

Sealant Application at SmileMore Dental

Sealants are often applied to children and teens as their permanent teeth erupt, but adults who don’t have decay or fillings in their molars can also benefit from a sealant application.

Teeth Evaluation for Sealants at SmileMore Dental

Your dental professional will thoroughly evaluate your teeth to determine whether your pits and fissures are deep enough for sealant to help. Because sealant may not be required on all teeth, your dentist will recommend which teeth would benefit from the procedure.

Pre-Sealant Tooth Cleaning at SmileMore Dental

Applying sealant is very simple and usually only takes a few minutes per tooth. The tooth is cleaned thoroughly, prepared with a special solution, and then dried.

Sealant Drying and Hardening at SmileMore Dental

The liquid sealant is then applied and allowed to dry and harden, usually by shining a special light on it for a few seconds.

Sealant Addition or Replacement at SmileMore Dental

Sealants usually last for many years, but your dental professional will check them regularly to ensure they are still intact. The sealants can wear over time, so your dental professional may need to add or replace some sealant to be sure that no decay can start underneath it.

Teeth Brushing and Flossing at SmileMore Dental

Now that your teeth have been sealed, they are even smoother and easier to clean. It’s recommended that you floss and brush with fluoride toothpaste before bed to remove any built-up food or bacteria, as well as once more during the day.

Teeth Decay Prevention at SmileMore Dental

With proper home care, pit and fissure sealants will reduce your risk for tooth decay, lowering your risk for fillings.

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