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Sealants


Sealants are one of the easiest preventive dental procedures that can be done. Sealing your teeth can be done in a single dental visit and is entirely painless!


Added Protection Against Tooth Decay


Decay generally happens in premolars and molars due to the build-up of bacteria within the crevices of the tooth’s biting surface. Even with proper oral hygiene, bacteria within these deep crevices is extremely hard to brush out and can allow plaque and bacteria to form thus leading to a cavity, which then needs to be filled.

Dental sealants effectively create a protective layer over a tooth’s biting surface by sealing off tooth crevices making it impossible for plaque and bacteria to form. Dental sealants also make brushing these teeth much more effective which also keeps the cavities away.

Sealants are for everyone, so we invite you to request an appointment and come in to talk more with us about getting dental sealants.

Applying Dental Sealants


Sealants are one of the easiest preventive dental procedures that can be done. Sealing your teeth can be done in a single dental visit and is entirely painless!

We will first thoroughly clean and dry teeth that are going to be sealed. Generally, gauze and/or cotton will be placed around the tooth to prevent moisture collecting on the tooth. A clean and dry tooth is essential for the sealant material to properly adhere.

Next, a mild acid is applied to the chewing surface of the tooth. This will roughen the surface layer of the tooth’s enamel and will provide an optimal surface for the sealant material to bond to.

The tooth will be rinsed with water and dried a final time before the sealant is placed.

Dental sealant material is a plastic-like material that is brushed onto the tooth’s chewing services. This liquid-like material will sink into the nooks and crannies within the chewing surface and start bonding directly to the enamel layer of the tooth. We will use a special blue curing light that hardens the sealant.

That’s it! Your tooth is now sealed off from harmful plaque and bacteria.


How Long Do Tooth Sealants Last?


Dental sealants are very hard and stand up well against normal biting and chewing forces. Sealants can last as long as 10 years without needing to be replaced; however, during a regular dental checkup we will check your sealants for any chipping or excessive wearing. Dental sealants in need of replacement can generally be done on-the-spot as necessary.


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We are proud to offer the latest pediatric dental care advancements and techniques.

Why Choose Our Practice


Kind & Hospitable


We designed the new practice with children in mind!  From the toys and video games in our colorful waiting room to our children-themed treatment rooms, we provide our patients with a fun, comfortable and enjoyable dental experience.

Flexible Financing Options


No Insurance, no problem! At Redwood Smiles Children's Dentistry & Orthodontics, we strive to make dental care accessible for all children and will do our utmost to work with our patients to create affordable payment plans.

Convenient Location


We serve the great people of Redwood City. Please don't hesitate to give us a call, and we will gladly assist you with driving instructions from your area. All we ask is that you please drive carefully.

What the Monsters Say!


We are so happy to share what our amazing patients have had to say about their experience at Redwood Smiles! We can't wait to help you smile.

"I really enjoyed the experience here. They made my teeth look awesome and the workers are super nice!

Mariela C.
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Rating: 5/5

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Monday: 7:00am - 4:00pm
Tuesday: 7:00am - 4:00pm
Wednesday: 7:00am - 4:00pm
Thursday: By Appointment
Friday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
Saturday: By Appointment
Sunday: Closed

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