Sealants is an easy and affordable way to help prevent tooth decay. We know that your children’s dental health is a high priority in your family, and sealants are an excellent defense against cavities for most children.
A sealant is a material that is applied to the teeth where decay occurs most often—the chewing surfaces of the back teeth. These teeth have pits and grooves that are hard to clean, because toothbrush bristles cannot reach into them.
Sealing a tooth is fast and painless. Each tooth requires only a few minutes for application. The sealant then bonds to the tooth. The dentist may use a special light to harden the sealant. Properly applied and maintained sealants may last several years before they need to be replaced. The sealant acts as a barrier to keep bacteria and food out of the pits and grooves of a tooth. and are are very effective in preventing tooth decay.
Applying sealants can save both time and money. More importantly, your child may avoid the discomfort and anxiety associated with repairing a decayed tooth.
Please call our office today at (832) 663-9024 if you’d like to learn more about how sealants can help protect your child/children from tooth decay. We appreciate the chance to provide excellent preventive care for your family.