• 2700 S Bristol St, Santa Ana, CA 92704.

DENTAL

SEALANTS

Your smile is one of the very first things that people notice about you. Imperfections in your teeth (discoloration, misalignment, damage, missing teeth, etc.) can greatly impact the beauty of your smile, and send the wrong impression. At OC Dental, we can restore the quality of your smile with cosmetic dentistry services.

DENTAL SEALANTS

Your smile is one of the very first things that people notice about you. Imperfections in your teeth (discoloration, misalignment, damage, missing teeth, etc.) can greatly impact the beauty of your smile, and send the wrong impression. At OC Dental, we can restore the quality of your smile with cosmetic dentistry services.

DENTAL SEALANTS

For good oral health, brushing and flossing are excellent habits to keep. However, it’s difficult to reach every nook and cranny of all your teeth. The back teeth (the molars) can be especially difficult to reach and, because they have a rough, uneven surface, leftover food and plaque can easily collect on them and cause cavities. To protect these vulnerable teeth and keep them clean, dental sealants are a great solution. These create a clear, plastic varnish over the teeth, literally “sealing” them off.

HOW DO DENTAL SEALANTS WORK?

Leftover food particles and plaque produce acids that damage the tooth enamel. When left on the teeth for long periods of time, they can cause holes called cavities. Sealants fill in the nooks and crannies of the teeth where debris and plaque can easily collect. They create a barrier between the tooth surface and damaging substances, protecting the teeth and making them easier to clean. Both children and adults can get sealants, but they are usually recommended for children after their molars have erupted.

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HOW ARE SEALANTS APPLIED?

The procedure for applying sealants is quick and painless. First, your dentist will thoroughly clean and dry the teeth being treated. An acidic gel will then be applied on the teeth to slightly roughen up the tooth surface. This is called etching, and it helps to strengthen the bond between the tooth and the sealant. The gel will then be rinsed off, and the teeth will be dried again. The sealant is painted onto the teeth and cured (hardened) using a special blue light. The teeth can be used as normal once the sealants have hardened, but you will be advised to avoid eating, drinking, or rinsing for at least 30 minutes directly following the procedure to allow for a stronger bond.

ARE THERE ANY SIDE EFFECTS?

There are no known side effects to dental sealants besides any possible allergies a patient may have.

HOW LONG DO DENTAL SEALANTS LAST?

Dental sealants can last several years and can be reapplied if needed. Your dentist will check on their condition during routine checkups.

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ABOUT OUR OFFICE

Convenience and easy access is a frequently overlooked factor in the overall experience of patients. Located on 2700 S Bristol St, Santa Ana, CA 92704, OC Dental a modern facility for all your oral health needs. OC Dental offers the best quality dental services in Santa Ana, CA. Our professional staff works hard to keep up-to-date on the latest research and best practices in the dental community. As a result we deliver the friendliest, warmest customer service, making OC Dental a comfortable and inviting place for you to feel at home while revitalizing or protecting your beautiful smile.
At OC Dental, we strive to ensure that we spend one-on-one time with you so that you understand what procedures are recommended and what the process of each procedure will be. We want to deliver the best service in the Santa Ana, CA area, and we will work hard to not only meet your needs and expectations but also exceed them.

MULTILINGUAL STAFF

For your convenience, our staff speaks English, Spanish, and Arabic. We welcome patients of all backgrounds to our OC Dental dentistry.

DENTAL EMERGENCY

Need emergency dental care near you? No problem, we allow same-day emergency visits because we care about your dental health.

ONE-STOP SHOP

Look no further, OC Dental is the go-to place for all your dental needs. Book an appointment today with our experienced dentists.

FLEXIBLE HOURS

Our dentist is open on Saturdays to ensure clients have every opportunity to schedule an appointment with our expert dentist.

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INSURANCE ACCEPTED

We will be glad to file a predetermination for you to verify coverage of any necessary dental treatment. We accept most PPO insurances. Don't be discouraged if you don't have dental insurance. We have a dental membership plan that is an excellent alternative to dental insurance. Our membership plan has affordable annual fee that offers a discount on all your preventative care program.

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We are famous for our quality care, but we also work hard to be the most affordable dentist in Santa Ana, CA 92704.