Dental Sealants

Sealants in Dallas, TX for Decay Protection

Dental Sealants in Dallas, TX - Skillman Family DentistryDental sealants are thin, durable plastic coatings that cover and seal up the pits and grooves of the molars, your back teeth. Sealants are usually recommended for children and teenagers but are also placed on adult teeth in some cases.

No matter how much you brush and floss, the chewing surfaces of the back teeth still harbor bacteria and food debris, making these areas prone to early cavities. Dr. Henry provides sealants to form a barrier to prevent those cavities from ever starting.

We gently brush a liquid plastic material onto the clean tooth surface. It takes only a few seconds to dry or harden using a special light. No drilling or numbing of the tooth is needed!

The best time to have sealants placed is when the teeth first emerge from under the gums. This simple preventive measure can protect teeth for up to 10 years, long enough to get your child past his or her cavity-prone stage.

Call Skillman Family Dentistry at (469) 998-9822 to see if your child is ready for sealants. Sealants can be placed during your very first visit. Protect your child’s teeth today from cavities and prevent the stress of tooth decay.