Often recommended for children, sealants are an easy treatments that protects your teeth from decay and cavities. Sealants are thin, flexible, plastic coatings that can be put on the tops of your back teeth (molars and premolars) often times to fill any voids or gaps in the enamel and to make keeping the tooth clean with daily brushing easier and more effective. Once they're placed, sealants block plaque, tartar, bacteria, and food particles from depositing on your teeth to protect them from several problems, such as cavities. Dental sealants may stay on for many years with proper care that includes a regular oral hygiene routine at home. They not only maintain the health of your mouth and lower the risk of dental cavities, but they may also save you from expensive treatments at your annual dental exams at Radiant Dental Care. Talk to our dentist, Dr. William Shattuck, at your dental exam in our Haslet, TX office to help you decide if dental sealants are a good choice for you and your family.
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Good candidates for sealants are patients who are prone to developing oral diseases or cavities as well as patients who have a tooth shape where their enamel has frequent gaps and voids. In many cases, dental sealants are suggested for younger children and teens who may not have a regular oral hygiene routine. The application of dental sealants is a simple, fast treatment that generally doesn't require sedation or anesthesia, making it a great procedure for all ages.
What to Expect
At your consult, Dr. Shattuck will first examine your teeth to decide if dental sealants are right for you. Before the application, we will clean and polish your teeth to remove plaque, tartar, and bacteria. Next, Dr. Shattuck will brush on the sealant and set the material using a light. After the application is set, Dr. Shattuck and his staff will check if your dental sealant is in the correct position.
After your treatment, you will be free to resume your regular day. It's important for you to develop a good home oral care plan, including brushing your teeth two times every day, along with flossing and using mouthwash. You should try to avoid putting heavy pressure on your back teeth or consuming foods that are sticky. With good care, dental sealants may last for years. At your yearly dental examination at Radiant Dental Care, Dr. Shattuck will decide if your dental sealants should be applied again.
Dental sealants are a preventive treatment, and many dental insurance companies pay for some of the cost in children. Coverage can vary, particularly in adults, so we will figure out your coverage by calling your insurance company and then letting you know your costs. Radiant Dental Care takes many methods of payment, offers different in-office payment plans, and accepts third-party financing via CareCredit.
You or your child may be one of the many people who could benefit from sealants to maintain general dental health. Dental sealants are a great option to avoid more extensive procedures, such as cavity fillings. A relatively easy and quick procedure, dental sealants can help your family experience easier dental exams and improved overall health. To get more information about sealants, contact our Haslet, TX office to schedule an appointment with Dr. Shattuck.