If you’re interested in preventing cavities on your back teeth, dental sealants are for you!

Dental sealants are wafer-thin barriers that are painted onto the surfaces of your back teeth to keep bacteria from having access to your tooth enamel. This treatment is necessary for people who have deep pits in their back molars or if they struggle to maintain a pristine oral hygiene routine. Sealants are especially helpful for children. If you’re an adult who is interested in this treatment, you can protect your teeth as long as they don’t have fillings or other dental work.

Dr. Gayle Fletcher will typically apply the dental sealants right after a thorough dental cleaning to make sure the teeth are bacteria free. Then, he will:

  1. Place an acidic solution onto the teeth to create a rough texture. This will help the sealant bond to the tooth
  2. Rinse and dry the tooth
  3. Place the liquid sealant on the surface of the tooth
  4. Dry the sealant with a special light, which will harden the sealant and make it tough enough to handle chewing

Dental sealants can last for many years, which means if you protect your teeth with this preventive measure, you can have cavity-free teeth for a long time to come. If you are interested in this beneficial, natural-looking, effective preventive treatment, please call Patient-First Dental Care at 936-856-9969 at your earliest convenience and schedule an appointment. We are happy to help you with dental sealants in Conroe, Texas.