Sealed with a Kiss

 

Dental Sealants Houston, TXKisses from our children may be some of the most special treats we ever receive. Parents want to do what they can to protect those kisses and the healthy mouths behind them. At Royal Dental, we support this objective by providing the friendly services children need to feel more comfortable in the dental office. During early childhood is when the greatest opportunity for prevention exists. Through routine checkups, cleanings, and preventive techniques, we stand an excellent chance against cavities. Here, we want to discuss the benefits of dental sealants to preserve healthy smiles.

What are dental sealants?

Dental sealants aren’t fixtures like crowns or braces; this term describes a technique through which susceptible surfaces are covered with durable material. It’s like when we apply car wax after washing our car. We do this because we want to extend the results of the cleaning we just performed. Buffing car paint with wax means there is a subtle barrier between it and the outside world. The same is achieved when we apply dental sealants to a child’s teeth.

The teeth that we treat with dental sealants are the molars and, sometimes, the premolars. These teeth have larger chewing surfaces, and those surfaces have deep crevices or grooves. Because food and bacteria can get trapped in these grooves, there is a higher likelihood for tooth decay. By creating a durable barrier, dental sealants have been able to reduce this risk by as much as 80 percent.

Painless Treatment for a Pain-Free Smile

Prevention is the name of the game in pediatric dentistry. We are all about demonstrating how to brush and floss children’s teeth and protecting young smiles with proven techniques like dental sealants. Permanent teeth that erupt sometime around age 6 or 7 can be treated right away in a process that takes only a few minutes and a few simple steps.

Dental sealants are usually applied as a final aspect of the routine dental cleaning. After teeth have been polished and dried, we etch enamel ever-so-slightly so the liquid sealant will stick to the surface. When the sealant is brushed on in liquid form, we then harden it with light. The final result should last about five years.

There is no need for children to suffer unnecessary tooth damage. Call a Royal Dental office near you to schedule dental sealants for the smiles you love. We have offices throughout the Houston area and environs.

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