Dental Sealants in Houston, TX

Are you or your child brushing and flossing every day and night? The American Dental Association recommends brushing twice per day and cleaning teeth with floss at least once. However, sometimes a traditional oral hygiene routine is not enough when it comes to those hard-to-reach spots. If this is the case, our team may recommend dental sealants as an extra layer of defense to your smile! To learn more about dental sealants, please contact us.

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What are dental sealants?

Dental sealants are a preventive dental treatment used to help prevent or slow down the development of cavities. Dental sealants for kids and adults are an effective way to prevent decay as a thin plastic film is painted on the chewing surfaces of the premolars, molars, and other deep grooves. These teeth are most susceptible to food getting stuck and are often neglected during brushing and flossing.

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Are dental sealants safe?

Dental sealants for kids and dental sealants for adults are tried and true. The American Dental Association has approved dental sealants for application with the least harmful ingredients so smiles all around can benefit from the thin layer of protection. Our dental team in Houston will only apply dental sealants if it is safe to do so. The application of dental sealants is quick and painless, and sealants applied can last anywhere from three to five years with good care!

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Does my child need dental sealants?

Typically, dental sealants for kids are the most common. Sealants are a fast and easy way of protecting your child’s teeth. However, adults with healthy teeth could also be candidates. Ultimately, any patient who experiences oral health issues with cavities is the best candidate for sealants and may need them. If your child is at least six years old with their first molars, you may want to consider dental sealants to protect their smile from decay.

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