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Are you interested in protecting your smile from tooth decay? If so, dental sealants are the products that will give you exactly what you’re looking for! Dental sealants are thin, protective shells that cover your teeth and prevent bacteria from having direct access to your tooth enamel.

Usually, children are encouraged to protect their teeth with dental sealants. This is because their smiles are more prone to tooth decay and other dental issues because they might not necessarily know how to properly care for their teeth. However, adults are also encouraged to use dental sealants if they do not have any tooth decay or dental fillings in their molars.

A sealant is applied with an easy and simple process. First, your dentist will thoroughly clean the tooth that is receiving the sealant. Then, he will dry it and will surround it with cotton swabs to keep the tooth dry for a long period of time. Next, he will roughen the surfaces of the tooth with an acidic solution. This will help the sealant bond to the tooth. Your dentist will then rinse and dry the tooth once again. When the tooth is ready, he will paint the sealant onto the tooth and will harden it with a special light.

Sealants generally last up to 10 years if they are frequently checked. If something happens to the sealant, your dentist will be happy to replace it as soon as possible.

If you are interested in protecting your smile with dental sealants in Alvarado, Texas, please call our office today at 888-635-6401 and schedule an appointment with Dr. Ese Okugbaye or Dr. Rita Okugbaye. Our Alvarado Family Dentistry dental team is happy to help you protect your smile!