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Dental Sealants

Keep sugary treats from damaging your smile. Particularly for children, sugar can pave the way to tooth decay and cavities. Dental sealants can shut out the damaging effects of sugar on your child’s teeth, and keep them sparkling clean! 

What are dental sealants?

Dental sealants are made from a specialized plastic material that is designed to cover the nooks and crannies on the surface of your molars.

What do dental sealants do?

Because sealants are designed to cover the chewing surfaces of your molars, they prevent food and other debris from entering the tooth and causing decay. This makes sealants an ideal option for children, as it can be harder for them to properly clean those back teeth. This is why we at NRH Pediatric Dentistry in North Richland Hill, TX highly recommend that all children opt for dental sealants, but teens and even adults can also benefit from sealants. It’s never too late to opt for this simple and painless preventive treatment.

What is the dental sealant procedure like?

The procedure is quick and painless, so you don’t have to worry about your child suffering through general anesthesia or drilling. The dentists at NRH Pediatric Dentistry in North Richland Hill, TX apply the sealant by simply painting it on the top surface of the molars. As this happens, the material will naturally begin to bond with the surface of the tooth. When the plastic hardens, it will cover those harder­to­reach places on their teeth to assist in keeping plaque and decay away.

Are dental sealants permanent?

With regular dental checkups to ensure that everything is healthy and clean, you can expect most dental sealants to last up to 10 years.

How do I care for dental sealants?

Luckily, your child won’t have to worry about giving dental sealants special treatment. They can continue to brush and floss normally, but make sure they don’t let the sealants do all the work. They can protect certain areas of the back teeth that are prone to decay, but they won’t work miracles. Your child will still need to brush twice and floss once a day and keep up with routine dental appointments.

Protect your child’s smile by scheduling a sealant appointment at NRH Pediatric Dentistry in North Richland Hill, TX. And consider getting sealants yourself! They can benefit patients of all ages, and offer them a better chance at a cavity­free future. Call us today!

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