Dental Sealants in Houston
Looking to protect your teeth against Cavities? No worries, Dr. Amir Elsakr is here to help.
Dr. Amir Elsakr may recommend dental sealants which are used to fill narrow grooves in a tooth that cannot be perfectly cleaned by brushing.
In today’s Dental practice, Dental sealants are highly recommended for preventing tooth decay.
However, there remain misconceptions and confusion about dental sealants. Among the biggest questions are:
- Are dental sealants safe?
- How long do dental sealants last?
- Can dental sealants be removed?
- Do dental sealants for children really reduce the risk of cavities?
At our Houston Office, we respond to these questions from patients professionally. We enable the patients to know why dental sealants are the best options for preventing tooth decay. We’ll even discuss dental sealants for adults.
How Beneficial Are They?
Sealants prevents food from settling in grooves and depressions on tooth surfaces, further reducing one’s risk of decay as the sealants leave bacteria no place to grow. Ultimately, dental sealants are a great form of preventive maintenance.
Furthermore, studies have found that when a sealant is applied to a tooth with mild decay, it stops the cavity from advancing. It does this by depriving the tooth-destroying bacteria of their nutrient source, which is the food you eat. A dental sealant is no longer helpful when the contact between the sealant and your tooth is damaged or compromised.
What is involved?
The first step involved is cleaning the surface of the teeth. Then proceed to rinse the teeth carefully making sure the cleaning agent is gone lest it interferes with the sealant application.
After that, the teeth are dried. A substance will be applied all over the teeth that make their surface rough. This will be washed off and the teeth will be dried again. Finally, the sealant is painted on and left to become hard.
With the proper care and maintenance of your teeth, dental sealants can last between five and ten years. If you would like to know more about our dental sealant procedure feel free to contact Hyatt Dental Clinic today to schedule an appointment. Call- (832) 232-5353Dental Sealants in Houston