Ivan Ho, DDS, Smile Transformation Specialist
At Pro Smiles Orange County, we believe in preventing dental problems from emerging in the first place. Award-winning dentist Ivan Ho recommends dental sealants as a simple and cost-effective measure to prevent teeth cavities.
Cosmetic Dentistry Solutions
A Dental Sealant is a thin sheet of ultra-durable plastic that Dr. Ivan Ho will place over a tooth to prevent food impaction, tartar buildup, and cavities. Dr. Ivan Ho frequently places dental sealants on the back teeth, the molars, and premolars, as these teeth tend to have the most crevices that attract food impaction while chewing.
The biting surfaces of our back teeth contain various depressions and grooves, called the pits and fissures. Regardless of how meticulous you are in brushing and flossing, some food particles may still get stuck between these pits and fissures. This food impaction leads to increased chances of developing teeth cavities. The grooves and crevices on the back teeth make it harder for you to clean these surfaces properly, increasing the chances of developing teeth cavities. But don’t worry, Dental Sealants are your best defence against teeth cavities. While sealants are normally placed to protect milk teeth in children, Dr. Ivan Ho may also decide to place them in adults who are at a higher risk of developing dental cavities.
Dr. Ivan Ho suggests that it is always better to prevent a cavity from developing in the first place than having to invest time and money in getting dental fillings afterward. Combined with regular oral hygiene measures like brushing and flossing, dental sealants are among the most surefire ways to avoid dental cavities. If you don’t want to suffer from teeth cavities ever, then dental sealants are a great option to consider.