Sealants at Glow Family Dental
Sealants are a coating attached to teeth, which is made from plastic to prevent the decay of your teeth. To prevent tooth decay, these sealants are generally placed on the teeth at the back, known as the premolars and molars. At Glow Family Dental, we provide a sealant treatment where the liquid is painted onto the surface of the teeth, where it can then become “cured” with the help of white light. This process results in a bonded layer over each tooth’s’ enamel.
Should I Get Sealants?
How do you know if you are a good candidate for sealants? Since it is likely to develop decay in grooves of molars and premolars, both teenagers and children are good candidates for sealants. Also, adults can still benefit from this procedure. As soon as permanent premolars and molars start to come in, you should consider getting sealants. This will protect the teeth through ages 6-14 when cavities are highly prevalent.
Benefits of Sealants
Dr. Carlos Martinez and our team are thrilled to offer this service with a list of benefits. Yes, brushing and flossing are beneficial for getting rid of plaque and other particles, but sealants provide an additional shield against plaque and other foods. Other benefits may include,
- Pain-free process
- Long-lasting (approximately ten years)
- Easy to maintain and repair
- Additional protection to other oral care
Prevent Tooth Decay
Below are some suggestions to decrease the level of tooth decay and maintain healthy oral health.
- Brush your teeth twice a day
- Ensure you are eating a balanced diet
- Ensure you are visiting your dentist regularly
- Ensure you are flossing or using another inter-dental cleaner daily
Sealants in Duncanville, TX
At Glow Family Dental, Dr. Carlos Martinez and our team can provide you with the additional coverage you need to maintain positive oral health. Contact us today to learn more about sealants and if they may be right for you!