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Protect Your Teeth and Stop Tooth Decay
Pits and grooves on the chewing surfaces of your back teeth are completely normal, but can spell disaster for your dental health. Food and bacteria are easily trapped in these crevices and are very difficult to clean. The result is teeth that are much more susceptible to decay.
That’s where dental sealants come into play. At Ericson Dental, we offer sealant treatments to help protect these hard-to-reach, “groovy” teeth and prevent cavities from forming. Give us a call today to find out if a tooth sealant treatment is right for you.
What are Dental Sealants?
A dental sealant is a clear material that’s carefully painted and bonded onto your tooth’s enamel surface. This treatment effectively “seals” the pits and grooves of your teeth, keeping acid-producing bacteria from getting caught in the crevices and damaging your enamel.
At Ericson Dental, our dental sealants are made from an ultra-thin, non-toxic resin and are great for patients of all ages. We often recommend a dental sealant treatment as a great option for children’s first permanent back teeth.
Best of all, our dental sealants are completely invisible and don’t affect your ability to eat, chew, or smile!
How It Works
Tooth sealants are a fast, non-invasive, and simple treatment that can be completed in just 3 easy steps:
- Your dentist will paint a thin layer of protective resin on the surface of your teeth
- Wait about an hour before drinking or eating anything
- Enjoy years of protection against decay!
Benefits of a Dental Sealant Treatment
Sealants are an excellent way to protect the chewing surfaces of teeth from decay. Discover the advantages:
- A much better financial investment than treating decay after it’s started
- Preserves all your natural tooth structure
- No numbing needed for placement
- Lasts many years
- Natural-looking (you won’t be able to tell you’ve had the treatment!)
- Sealants can be easily replaced when necessary after several years of normal wear
Anyone can benefit from a dental sealant, but we especially recommend this treatment for young ones!
Don’t Forget to Brush and Floss
A dental sealant doesn’t mean you can stop practicing good oral hygiene habits. Remember to brush and floss at least twice a day and schedule your regular dental exams and cleanings every 6 months.
Whether you are going for your routine dental check-ups and cleanings or looking to dramatically improve your smile, Ericson Dental is the place to go! Dr. Ericson, Dr. Baer, and Dr. Dudley are all very knowledgeable, talented and passionate about making sure you are getting the care you deserve! Just stop in to see the office-you will be very impressed!!Kala G. (Apr '16)
Both Dr Ericson and Dr Baer are personable, kind, and most importantly, great dentists. The office environment is very inviting, and the staff are happy to be there. Dr Ericson is the first to know and learn about new techniques, and I find that very comforting and exciting. He really wants the best for his patients! Highly recommend.Shannon C. (FEB '16)
Dr Ericson and all of his staff are amazing. He is honest and gentle... Two important qualities for a dentist! And he's personable and easy to talk to. I always see Lisa for hygiene and love her! She is thorough and also very gentle. And she's really sweet. Not to mention the office is pretty posh! Highly recommend this office!Rachel H. (Apr '16)
Wonderful office and staff. Dr. Ericson and Dr. Baer are both so professional and make your dental visit as comfortable as possible!Chris P. (Mar '16)
I have been going to Dr Ericson for a few years now. It is always a great experience. They are all very friendly and professional. Dr Ericson is phenomenal and is always eager to talk to you and find out how you are doing and what you have been doing!Alex H. (Jan '16)
Love the dental office!! The office has a very nice ocean view, the staff is very nice and welcoming every time . Dr Ericson and Dr Bear make you feel very comfortable .They have a new doctor in the practice, Dr Dudley. His very caring, and does an amazing job as well. I won't wouldn't go anywhere else .Paola M. (Apr '16)
Dr. Baer and the other staff at Ericson Dental are amazing. This is one of the cleanest, most professional offices I've been to. It is very clean, there is no waiting past your appointment time, everyone is friendly, and clearly this whole team knows what they're doing and have worked together for some time. I highly recommend this dental office!Ryan O. (Jan '16)
Loved it. No better place in Santa Barbara. Highly recommended!Nicole K. (Jan '16)
Hands down- the best office I've ever been to! Dr. Ericson, Dr. Baer, and Dr. Dudley are extremely knowledgeable and truly care. They have helped me choose the right treatment and I highly recommend them!Bob W. (Apr '16)
I have had nothing but great experiences at Ericson Dental. The doctors and the staff are caring and knowledgeable. They even got me in on short notice when I chipped my front tooth. Thank you Ericson Dental.Mike T. (Mar '16)
Our Approach to Protecting Your Teeth
At Ericson Dental, we want to get to know our patients beyond their teeth. We take the time to understand your unique situation and dental health challenges.
Through this approach, we can provide the highest-quality, most personalized care and treatment recommendations. You’ll feel more comfortable and we’ll be able to deliver better care and dental health education.
With decades of experience and offices equipped with the latest dental technology, we’re proud to help people throughout Santa Barbara and Lompoc fight cavities and decay.
A healthy smile starts here!
We’re Dedicated To…
Relationships Built on Trust & Understanding
Compassionate & Consistent Care
Minimally-Invasive, Proven Techniques
Affordable Financing & Payment Options
Find a Dentist Near You
719 E. Ocean Avenue
Lompoc, CA 93436
Monday: 9AM – 6PM
Tuesday-Thursday: 7AM – 4PM
Friday: 7AM – 1PM