Your Houston dentists at Dr. Cabrera Dental Associates, offer dental sealants to protect children’s teeth from decay. The seal acts as a barrier to prevent cavities. The plastic material is applied to the chewing surfaces of the back teeth where decay typically occurs.

Proper tooth brushing and flossing will remove food particles and plaque from the smooth surfaces of teeth. However, it is difficult for toothbrush bristles to get into the deep grooves of back teeth to extract food and plaque. Dental sealants protect these hard to reach areas by keeping plaque and food out.

It is easy to apply sealants. The plastic resin is painted onto the enamel, where it bonds to the tooth surface and hardens. This substance bonds into the pits and fissures of the chewing surfaces of back teeth. The new barrier protects enamel from plaque and harmful acids. The tooth will be protected from decay, as long as the sealant remains intact. They can handle the force of normal chewing and may last many years before a reapplication is needed. During your regular visits at our Houston dental clinic, the condition of the sealants will be checked and they will be reapplied if necessary.

Since most pit and fissure cavities develop at an early age, children and teenagers are the top candidates for dental sealants. At Dr. Cabrera Dental Associates‘ office in Houston, sealants are offered to adults as well.

Always remember, the best way to prevent tooth decay and maintain oral health is by:

  • Brushing your teeth twice a day with a fluoride toothpaste
  • Flossing between the teeth daily
  • Choosing a balanced diet and limiting snacks
  • Visiting your Dentistry clinic regularly

Book an appointment

Blog

  • Tooth Extractions FAQS

    Severely damaged teeth may need tooth extractions in Houston, TX. Tooth extraction is pulling a tooth from its socket in the bone. Suppose you are due for tooth removal and feeling anxious. Relax, it ...

    Read more
  • Children Dentistry: What to Know

    A baby’s teeth start to develop from the moment she is born, although they become visible after about six months. As the baby grows, more teeth develop. By the time she is three, a full set of b ...

    Read more
  • Guidelines for Dental Care Provisions during the Pandemic

    Guidelines for Dental Care Provisions during the Pandemic

    The government finally released the guidelines for dental care providers in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. However, you still need to consult the state dental board departments to stay current on ...

    Read more
  • What_You_Need_To_Know_About_All On Four Dental Implants

    What AreAll-on-4® Dental Implants?

    An implant is a small titanium screw fixed into your jaw bone and used to replace the root canal of a missing tooth. A dentist performs minor surgery to insert the implant. After fixing it, a crown is ...

    Read more

Contact Us

Phone

PHONE 832-308-1921
FAX 832.308.1925

Real Time Web Analytics