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Dental Sealants Waco, Texas

About Dental Sealants

Protect your teeth from cavities by sealing up the gaping hole in your teeth. Affordable Dentist Near Me Waco can fix you up with proper sealants to help you deal with your cavity. This treatment is most commonly reserved for teenagers and children whose teeth are the most cavity-prone owing to their age.

Dental SealantsDental Sealants are a thin film of plastic that helps prevent bacteria from getting deposited in the smaller nooks and niches of the teeth. While brushing and flossing will typically take care of any plaque and bacteria deposits, it is harder to take care of the back molars which are where sealants are most typically used. If you are using fillings or the tooth in question is not decaying, sealants are an appropriate solution.

Sealants are applied following a simple 4 step process:

  1. Teeth are cleaned professionally and dried with cotton which is placed in the mouth.
  2. An acid solution is used to roughen up the tooth and help the sealant bond more easily.
  3. Teeth are then rinsed and dried.
  4. Finally, the sealant is painted on the chewing surfaces of the teeth.

The Dental sealants are effective in preventing decay for up to 10 years. But they can often get worn or chipped and needs regular checkups with your dental care professional to keep it maintained. In case it is damaged for whatever reason, your dentist can help fix you up with replacements.

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Drop in at our center in Waco or call @ 855-500-2201 to book a session with our dentists.