Dental Sealants: A Shield Against Tooth Decay

Dental sealants are a simple yet powerful way to prevent cavities in molars and premolars. At H-Town Star Family Dentistry, we recommend sealants as a preventive measure to protect your teeth from decay, especially for children and teenagers.

Dental Sealants

What Are Dental Sealants and Who Needs Them?

Dental sealants are thin, plastic coatings painted on the chewing surfaces of the back teeth. They are particularly beneficial for children and teenagers who are more prone to cavities, but adults without fillings or decay can also benefit from sealants.

How Effective Are Dental Sealants in Preventing Cavities?

Sealants are highly effective in preventing decay on the biting surfaces of your chewing teeth. They act as a barrier, protecting enamel from plaque and acids. Studies have shown that sealants can significantly reduce the risk of cavities.

What Is the Procedure for Applying Dental Sealants?

The application of dental sealants is quick, painless, and non-invasive. It involves cleaning and drying the tooth, applying an acidic gel to roughen the tooth surface, rinsing off the gel, drying the tooth again, and then applying the sealant. A curing light is used to harden the sealant.

Safeguard Your Teeth with Dental Sealants

Protect your or your child’s teeth against decay. Contact H-Town Star Family Dentistry to learn more about dental sealants and how they can be a part of your preventive dental care. Schedule an appointment!