Dental sealants in Katy are a quick and easy way to prevent cavities. Although teeth sealants are not new, they are fast becoming the go-to solution for safeguarding children’s teeth against decay.
A layer of protective plastic material is painted on chewing surfaces of back teeth because the molars have deep pits and grooves that are hard to reach with toothbrush bristles.
Since kids are known for being poor to mediocre brushers who often ignore their back teeth, they are the prime candidates for dental sealants in Katy. Poor oral hygiene practices lead to tooth decay and cavities. Therefore, the American Dental Association suggests that children receive sealants once each adult molar erupts.
Adults who are more susceptible to decay and cavities should also consider getting dental sealants. Some people are genetically predisposed to cavities, lack access to routine dental care or have poor oral hygiene habits.
Sealant material fills in the pits and fissures in back teeth where bacteria and leftover food debris tend to hide. Dental sealants provide a protective layer that keeps particles and plaque out of spaces where your toothbrush can’t reach. Sealants provide cavity-fighting protection for up to 10 years, but the plastic layer needs to be monitored for cracks and any other signs of wear. If the sealant is worn down, plaque can get in and damage the tooth.
Dr. Adriana Zaharie has a gentle patient approach and excellent clinical skills that will make you and your family more comfortable than you ever thought possible.