What is a Dental Sealant?

Sealants are proven to reduce cavities by up to 70% in children and adolescents. Dental sealants are a clear or white resin material designed to flow into and seal the deep grooves in the chewing surface of children’s teeth. This helps to prevent invasion by bacteria into these hard-to-clean areas. Because the sealants are created from a clear or white resin, they blend in with your teeth and cannot be seen when you smile, speak or laugh. Our dentists most often recommend dental sealants in Waco, TX for the permanent back teeth (molars and premolars) because these teeth are common sites of decay. We usually suggest applying sealants on these teeth as soon as they grow in, which is typically between six and twelve years of age.

Sealants are inexpensive, painless and easily applied without anesthesia. The tooth is cleaned, dried and the sealant resin is applied to the chewing surface. The sealant is then allowed to dry. This usually requires just one short, pleasant visit with Dr. Miller or Dr. Hinds at Creekwood Dental Arts. To learn more about dental sealants and our other preventive treatments, we invite you to call or visit our office today. We are dedicated to helping you keep your smile free from decay.

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