Dental sealants are small, protective shells that are painted onto the surfaces of your teeth. They are generally meant to fight the creation of cavities on the back molars. This is important because the back molars tend to have deep pits and fissures that trap food particles and plaque, and they are also difficult to clean. With the help of dental sealants, the bacteria in your mouth will no longer have access to your tooth enamel. To find out if dental sealants in College Station, Texas, are right for you, call our office at 979-846-0082 and schedule an appointment with Dr. Parker Long.
A sealant is a preventive dental treatment that our dentist may recommend to protect patients' teeth from decay. A dental sealant is made of a clear or tooth-colored resin material painted onto the teeth' chewing surface. By blocking out the bacteria and food debris that lead to tooth decay, the sealant prevents decay and cavities. The dental sealant forms a smooth coating over the tooth surface's natural pits and grooves, making it easier to clean teeth with regular brushing effectively.
Dental sealants are most often recommended for children. They are frequently recommended for the permanent molars as soon as they come in, usually between the ages of 6 and 12. We may also recommend dental sealants for adult patients whose teeth are prone to decay or have suffered from decay in the past. We can apply dental sealants in just one short, comfortable visit to our practice.
Sealants can be a powerful tool in preventing decay and keeping your smile healthy. To learn more about dental sealants and how our team can keep your smile in good health, we welcome you to call or visit our office today.