Dental Sealants in Irving, TX
What are Dental Sealants?
Irving Family Dental provides dental sealants in Irving, TX. Dental sealants are noninvasive, preventative tooth decay treatments. Sealants are made up of a resin material which covers the occlusal (chewing surfaces). The sealant is typically applied to the back teeth (molars and premolars) to prevent tooth decay. The sealant bonds to the tooth and travels into the crevices where plaque and food often get trapped causing cavities.
Who are Candidates for Sealants?
Dental sealants on children’s teeth are strongly suggested in one part due to the vital role baby teeth play in spacing for permanent teeth. Another reason is due to the “cavity prone” years. A bacteria called lactobacillus acidophilus likes to reside in the grooves of these molars and can cause proliferating tooth decay. If tooth decay is able to work itself in at this time, more money and permanent dental issues can arise. As children are still learning proper oral care at this time, this is another preventative step for parents to take.
Adult patients who have been prone to tooth decay are good candidates for sealants. Sealing the vulnerable areas of the teeth allows us to prevent future cavities.