Dental sealants are a type of liquid that is painted onto your back teeth, forming a barrier that keeps bacteria, plaque, and food particles out of the deeper grooves in your teeth.
It’s recommended that children get dental sealants as soon as their molars come in, which usually happens at around 5 to 7 years of age, but patients of any age can benefit from sealants, including adults.
What Can Dental Sealants Do for Me?
- Dental sealants can make it easier to clean your back teeth, which often have hard-to-reach crevices.
- Sealants help protect against tooth decay, especially in children who are still learning to properly care for their teeth.
- Dental sealants are the same color as your tooth, so you don’t have to worry about any unsightly side effects.
What to Expect During Your Houston Dental Sealants Treatment
Applying dental sealants is quick and painless in our North Houston office. First, your teeth are cleaned and an adhesive is applied, which gives the sealants something to stick to. The sealant liquid is then painted over the molars for precise application. Once the sealants harden, you’ll be able to eat and drink as usual.
Dental sealants can last a decade with proper care, but they can be touched up if they chip or wear away before then.
If you’d like to talk to your North Houston dentist about whether sealants are right for you or your child, give our office a call to book an appointment today!