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Brushing and flossing, along with regular general dentistry treatments are important to keep tooth decay at bay. Aside from those steps, however, the Napa Valley Dental Group in Napa, CA. also highly recommends the use of sealants to further protect your teeth from damage.

These protective materials are placed on the surface of your back teeth. They are made of thin, non-toxic plastic material. The plastic originally comes in liquid form. Placed on the tooth surface, the plastic hardens and covers or seals the ridges of molars and pre-molars.

The back teeth are the ones that require sealants because even with dedicated brushing, it is not easy to access teeth that are located at the back portion of the mouth. Some people also gag when they do prolonged brushing, just to get little bits of leftover food that may have become stuck in the creases of the back teeth.

It is easy to avoid a situation like that by having your back teeth sealed with a protective covering.

Getting Your Teeth Sealed

Getting a dental sealant is a routine procedure. It is painless and does not greatly convenience the patient because it can be quickly done.

The first part involves having your teeth professionally cleaned. Your dentist will see to it that any surface grime or dental debris is removed from your tooth to avoid getting any dirt trapped.

Next, your tooth will be dried with cotton. A solution is placed on your enamel to make the surface a bit rougher. This is done to ensure that the sealing material will hold better on the surface of your teeth.

When the enamel is sufficiently gritty, your dentist will ask you to rinse your mouth. Then, your teeth will be dried again using a cotton swab.

Once fully dry, your dentist positions the applicator and releases the sealing liquid, which hardens into a protective film in just a few seconds. The liquid may also be painted on your teeth’s surface. It also hardens fast when painted.

Patients who have their molars and pre-molars sealed tend to experience lesser occurrences of cavities, helping them to avoid related dental injuries or damage to their mouth, soft tissues, and even the jawbone.

Your dentist can provide you with comprehensive information regarding sealants during your appointment. To schedule an appointment, please contact online or call (707) 257-2400. We are located at 2119 Jefferson St. Napa, CA 94559.

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Excellent care and wonderful front of house staff which makes such a difference. 5 stars! We were very happy with the dental work out son received in a caring and warm atmosphere.


I’ve never experienced a friendlier, more organized, more effecient group of professionals in ANY medically focused office of any sort. If your appointment is at 10:00, expect to be called in no later than 10:01..

Steve D.

The price was right the staff was above and beyond. I also had a beautiful doctor Kumar taking care of me do it was s very pleasant experience. She did the tooth extraction flawlessly and I’m a big man with big teeth. I had read reviews before I chose this dentist and the 5 stars in my opinion aren’t enough. They have a repeat customer and after a couple of disappointments it’s nice to be able to say that. Thank you Yuvika and staff.

Brett D.

I have the good fortune of having Dr. Bhullar as my dentist in Napa, Ca. He has taken care of my entire family, even putting my daughter through braces. He has done Root canals and Crowns, fixed broken teeth, you name it. We trust his work and his advice completely, and all his work has been outstanding. Dr. Bhullar takes time to explain all the procedures. He explains all the pros and cons of the treatment so that I can make an independent judgment.His staff is also extremely helpful! From the moment, you walk in the door, you sense this is no ordinary dental office (Thank You Laura) for your patience and help in explaining everything. You guys are the BEST!

M B.

Honestly I’ve always been extremely skeptical of dental appointments and have had a few bad experiences, but I could not be more relieved when leaving my appointment today. I definitely felt “”taken care of”” by the quality of care I received as well as their extension of help in multiple aspects of what I needed.Very pleased and again, relieved

Haley g.

I couldn’t be more thrilled with the Napa Valley Dental Group. The whole staff is absolutely friendly, accommodating, and truly genuine. Dr. Bhullar is detailed and gentle, his skills are second to none. I will be recommending all friends and family from now on.

Brian P.

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