Houston Dental Sealant Dentist
Cavities and decay are one of the biggest threat to teeth. Dental sealants can help protect primary and permanent teeth from decay. At Pearl Dentistry in Houston, we offer dental sealant for our patients that are prone to cavities. Our pediatric dental specialists especially recommend them for children and teens. It can be a worthwhile investment to protect teeth and save money on future dental treatments.
What Are Dental Sealants?
The ridges and crevices in teeth can make convenient hiding places for food particles and bacteria. This is especially true on molars, which have deeper ridges and are used for chewing. These back teeth can also be tougher to clean while brushing. Dental sealant can help put a barrier between the food particles and bacteria that feed on them and the vulnerable tooth material.
Dental sealants are created from an acrylic substance that is color-matched to the teeth. The application is quick and painless – it can be completed in just a few minutes during a regular checkup and cleaning visit. After the teeth are cleaned, the teeth which will receive the sealant are prepared for the sealant. An acidic solution is applied to the surface of the tooth for better adherence of the sealant. The sealant is applied in layers to the teeth and hardened using a special light. Once the sealant is cured and bite alignment is verified, the surface is polished to create a smooth exterior.
Benefits of Dental Sealants
Young children and teens are often good candidates for dental sealant. Children tend to prefer sweet foods that can leave sugar on the teeth that can lead to decay. Young people are also less meticulous on the oral hygiene routine. Dental sealants can be used on primary or “baby” teeth as well as permanent. One benefit is less cavities, protecting the structure of the teeth. This also means fewer fillings and trips to dentist, resulting in less expense for families. Sealants can also be used for anyone who is susceptible to cavities or decay, not just children.
Why Choose Pearl Dentistry for Dental Sealants?
If you are looking for a quality family dentist in the Houston area, come visit us at Pearl Dentistry. We offer a comfortable, caring atmosphere for all your family’s dental needs, including dental sealants. Call today to schedule a cleaning and checkup.