what are dental sealants?
An easy way to protect the oral health of your family against cavities, dental sealants are a preventive dental treatment. Sealants are slim, tooth-colored or clear materials that are placed to the tops of the back teeth, allowing the chewing surfaces to become smoother and easier to clean. After they have been placed, sealants work to keep out bacteria, particles of food, plaque, and tartar to shield against tooth decay. Not only do they work to preserve optimal oral hygiene and reduce the risk of cavities, but dental sealants, provided at our Taylor, TX facility, can also help save you from more expensive, invasive dental treatments. Learn more about the advantages of dental sealants by contacting ACE Dental of Taylor to schedule an initial consultation with a skilled member of our dental team.
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Are dental sealants right for my child?
In order to prevent tooth decay, dental sealants are typically placed on the permanent molars and premolars of children ages 6 – 12 because these teeth are at a higher risk for cavities. Additionally, adults and teens who may be more susceptible to cavities could also be ideal candidates for dental sealants. In some instances, sealants might be suggested for baby teeth. The natural pits, fissures, and grooves on the back teeth frequently trap food and bacteria, which in turn may curate the right environment for tooth decay to develop. In order to make brushing and flossing more effective, sealants fill in and help to shield these areas. As a quick, easy treatment, dental sealants do not require any anesthesia, making it a great option for individuals of any age.
How Are Sealants applied?
Throughout a consultation, we will evaluate your teeth in order to identify if dental sealants are the ideal treatment for you or a member of your family. Prior to the actual treatment process, we will clean the teeth in order to get rid of any plaque, bacteria, and tartar. Next, the chewing surfaces will be dried and a clear or white sealant material will be applied, covering the pits and grooves of the teeth. Each individual sealant will be hardened and set in place using our dental light. A member of our dental team will then provide you will all necessary aftercare instructions on how to care for you sealants.
How do I care for sealants?
Following your dental sealant treatment, you or your child will be able to return to your everyday routine. However, you should avoid consuming excessively crunchy or sticky foods for a few days. Additionally, it is crucial to stick to an optimal oral hygiene routine with regular brushing and flossing. If taken care of properly, dental sealants can last for several years. During your regular dental visits to ACE Dental of Taylor, our dental team will monitor your sealants to determine when and if they need to be redone.
What do dental sealants cost?
Since they are considered a preventive treatment, dental sealants are typically covered for patients up to a specific age by most dental insurance plans. However, since coverage can vary, our financial team will evaluate your individual plan and discuss any out-of-pocket costs. As a leading source of affordable dental care, ACE Dental of Taylor accepts various, flexible payment methods.
prevent cavities with dental sealants
An essential part of your family's preventive dental care plan, dental sealants help to shield against cavities. As well as reducing the risk of tooth decay, sealants can frequently keep your family from needing fillings and additional restorative dental services in the future. Contact our Taylor, TX facility to learn more and to schedule your initial consultation for dental sealants.