July 31, 2013
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Many people are looking to seal the deal…with their teeth. Sealants are fast becoming an effective option for preventing cavities. What is a dental sealant? Basically a thin plastic film that’s painted on the chewing surfaces of your teeth, thus sealing out most particles that cause cavities.

With the effectiveness of properly applied sealants being proven to be 100% in most studies, protecting the surface of your teeth has never been easier. The purpose of the sealant is to create a protective barrier on teeth so that small food particles and bacteria that cause cavities cannot penetrate through, so long as the sealant stays intact.

Now, it’s important to remember that sealant protection is reduced or lost when part or the entire bond between the tooth and sealant is broken. However, clinical studies have shown that teeth that have lost sealants are no more susceptible to tooth decay than teeth that were never sealed.

Sealants are in no way a substitute for brushing and flossing. Brushing and flossing daily help to remove food particles and plaque from your teeth. However, sealants protect those areas that are tough to reach and prevent food and bacteria from getting in.

With over 20 years of experience, Dr. Kimberly Loos has distinguished her dentistry as a unique blend of science and art. This creates a world of possibilities to enhance your life! Offering a variety of aesthetic and restorative dental services to improve your appearance, confidence, comfort and general health, feel free to call today and schedule your appointment at 408-883-3300!


Dentist - San Jose
Junipero Serra Medical-Dental Plaza
4110 Moorpark Avenue, Suite F
San Jose, CA 95117
(408) 985-6779