Sealants and Fluoride

When it comes to the care of your child’s teeth, San Pablo Dental Care believes in a two-part system of prevention, with the goal of stopping tooth decay before it ever starts.


All teeth have tiny crevices, sometimes invisible to the naked eye. Despite their small size, these crevices can provide a home for bacteria. If too many bacteria are allowed to accumulate, tooth decay will result.

A sealant is an invisible liquid applied to the tooth surface. It harmlessly fills in the many crevices, removing them as homes for bacteria. San Pablo Dental Care recommends that sealants be applied to your child’s teeth starting around age five to six.


Fluoride is a naturally occurring element that strengthens tooth enamel. In most areas of the country, the fluoride added to drinking water provides enough fluoride for most adults. Children, however, have developing teeth, and need extra fluoride. For this reason, our doctors recommend fluoride application for young patients. This ensures that your child’s teeth grow strong and healthy. A gel is comfortably placed in a small tray that fits over the child’s teeth and is left on for about five minutes.

Good dental health starts at an early age. San Pablo Dental Care recommends that children start learning proper dental habits around age 2-3, to ensure a lifetime of teeth which look and feel great.

If you live in the San Pablo, California, area or the surrounding areas of San Francisco, Berkeley or Oakland, Contact Us Today. Let San Pablo Dental Care introduce your child to a future that will always be filled with bright smiles.

For more information, please call: (510) 232-3143 or Send an Email today.