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A great method for preventing the occurrence of tooth decay, dental sealants consist of a thin layer of acrylic that is painted on the surfaces of an individual’s back teeth. This establishes a strong barrier against harmful bacteria and acids that could otherwise cause serious damage. Dental sealants also smooth out deep grooves and fissures that are often located on the back teeth. Nearly 75 percent of all tooth decay occurs in these spaces. Even with proper brushing and flossing, these areas are very difficult to clean. By using dental sealants, these areas can be protected from damage, and these back teeth will become much easier to maintain.

Many children and teens receive dental sealants while they continue to develop correct methods for brushing and flossing. Baby teeth are often great candidates for dental sealants, due to the fact that they often feature particularly deep grooves and fissures. Many adults also choose to receive dental sealants as well in order to protect their teeth.

Dental sealants can be applied in just one visit to our practice, and the process only requires a couple of minutes per tooth. Our experts start by carefully cleaning and drying any tooth that is designated for treatment. Next, we use an etching solution to roughen the outer surfaces of these teeth. This will help the sealant coating bond more effectively. After prepping the teeth, we will begin the actual sealing process. Acrylic sealant coating will be painted onto the teeth, sealing off any deep grooves and fissures that exist on the surfaces. When maintained properly, a set of dental sealants should remain intact for up to ten years.

Dr. Halabo has been named a top dentist for 15 consecutive years! If you would like to learn more about dental sealants, please call us at (619) 427-0810 to schedule an appointment.

Dr. Sam Halabo, Sam J. Halabo, DMD

Dr. Sam Halabo

Sam J. Halabo, DMD

Dr. Sam J. Halabo, an award-winning San Diego dentist, has exceptional skills and educational accomplishments. After graduating with honors from The Boston University School of Graduate Dentistry, he honed his skills and knowledge to become a distinguished dental professional. He completed his dental residency at The Loma Linda Veterans Hospital, where he specialized in working with fearful patients and providing relaxed dental care.

Beyond his clinical skills, Dr. Halabo's expertise extends to advanced dental technology and integration. He is an assistant faculty member at UCSD who actively lectures other dentists on several topics, showcasing his commitment to advancing the field of dentistry, and he is an active member of prominent dental associations. His recognition as a top dentist in San Diego for 20 consecutive years reflects the acknowledgment of his peers. The Global Summit also recognized him as one of the top 100 dentists in the world, showcasing his expertise and ability to teach and inspire other dental professionals.

Dr. Sam J. Halabo's extensive knowledge in cosmetic, restorative, and orthodontic dental care, authoritative standing in the dental community, and unwavering trustworthiness make him a standout dentist in Chula Vista. Patients can trust his caring and patient-centric approach, knowing they are in the hands of a trustworthy and skilled dentist.

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