Dental sealants are a preventive dental treatment that offers a powerful defense against tooth decay, particularly in vulnerable areas prone to cavities. This non-invasive and cost-effective solution plays a crucial role in maintaining optimal oral health.
What are Dental Sealants?
Dental sealants are thin, protective coatings made from plastic or other materials. They are applied to the chewing surfaces of molars and premolars, creating a barrier that seals off deep grooves and fissures where food particles and bacteria can easily accumulate.
Targeting Vulnerable Areas
Molars and premolars are particularly susceptible to decay due to their uneven surfaces, making thorough cleaning challenging. Dental sealants act as a physical barrier, preventing plaque buildup and reducing the risk of cavities in these hard-to-reach areas.
Applying dental sealants is a simple, painless procedure at Unicare Center for Cosmetic & Implant Dentistry. The teeth are cleaned and dried, and the sealant material is painted onto the chewing surfaces. A special light is used to harden the sealant, ensuring a strong bond with the tooth enamel.
Benefits and Longevity
Dental sealants offer long-lasting protection, often lasting several years before requiring replacement. They effectively reduce the risk of cavities by up to 80%, making them especially beneficial for children and teenagers as they learn to maintain proper oral hygiene.
Dental sealants in Webster, Texas, are a valuable tool in the arsenal of preventive dentistry. For more details, call 281-332-4700 and meet with our dentist, Dr. Farid Noie.
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