Dr. Harsh Patel and Dr. Thuy Vu provide dental sealants to help protect your teeth and smile from the damaging effects of tooth decay. Sealants are a preventive treatment, and work to block out decay-causing factors so you can maintain a healthy mouth and smile. Call Next Care Dental today at 713-952-0522 or text us at 832-350-8776 to make an appointment with our dentists and learn more about dental sealants in Houston, Texas.
Dental sealants are a proactive dental solution designed to shield your teeth against decay. Sealants consist of a clear or tooth-colored resin material which is meticulously painted onto the chewing surfaces of your teeth. This strategic application forms a barrier that thwarts the intrusion of bacteria, food particles and other decay-causing factors. By “sealing out” these factors we can provide a robust deterrent to tooth decay. Sealants adhere perfectly to the natural contours of teeth, including the pits and grooves of the teeth, serving as an effective deterrent to decay as well as making it easier to maintain good oral hygiene with regular brushing and flossing.
This preventive treatment is typically provided for children, and most children will receive dental sealants when their permanent molars erupt (between the ages of 6 and 12). Once in place, sealants will last for several years to provide long-term protection. However, our dentists may also recommend sealants for adults who have a history of or exhibit vulnerability to tooth decay and cavities.
The process of applying dental sealants is swift and comfortable, involving just one brief visit to our practice. It is a completely comfortable and noninvasive procedure for patients of all ages.
If you have questions about dental sealants or want to schedule an appointment with our dentists and team, contact our office today.