It is often said that prevention is key when it comes to your health. This is also true when it comes to your dental health. Preventing issues with the teeth such as cavities, tooth decay, tooth erosion, and gum disease can go a long way in promoting the health of your mouth for the long haul. Dental sealants are a great option for people of all ages who wish to promote the most optimal health for their teeth. Dental sealants are a dental treatment specifically intended to prevent tooth decay. The back teeth (aka: molars) have grooves and pits that make them extremely susceptible to harboring plaque and forming cavities. Dentists have used dental sealants for years to help people maintain the health of their teeth so that they last for years and years.
Dental sealants are a simple dental procedure that can have drastic results. The application of dental sealants is relatively quick, and it is painless with no anesthesia necessary. A safe plastic material is thinly painted on the chewing surfaces of the premolars and molars. The sealant is hardened with a curing light so that they quickly bond into the depressions and grooves of the back teeth, forming a protective shield over the enamel of each tooth. These sealants “seal out” food particles from being trapped in the grooves and pits and prevent plaque from forming. Because these grooves are difficult to clean with a toothbrush, they make the premolars and molars more susceptible to cavities than any other teeth in the mouth.
Heritage Dental is proud to provide this dental procedure to all of our patients. Once only thought necessary for children and adolescents, dental sealants are now available for children and adult of all ages in order to promote the health of the teeth for as long as possible. If you are here in Katy, TX or the surrounding areas, please contact Heritage Dental and ask about dental sealants. This simple dental treatment can allow you and your family the tooth protection you need.