Even with proper dental hygiene, it can be difficult to remove all of the plaque and food particles from the crevices of the back teeth. This food and plaque can cause tooth decay. If you would like to protect your teeth or your child’s teeth from decay, Drs. Deore and Jones may recommend dental sealants in Coppell, Texas. Dental sealant is a thin coating of plastic that is painted on the chewing surfaces of the molars and premolars. The dental sealant bonds into the crannies of the teeth and forms a protective shield against plaque and food. Children usually have dental sealants placed when their molars or premolars grow in. However, adults can also benefit from dental sealants if they have no decay or dental fillings in their back teeth.
Dental sealants can protect your teeth or your child’s teeth for up to 10 years. However, they need to be examined by our dentists at regular teeth cleaning appointments. Our dentists will check for chipping and wear. Your dental sealants can be replaced as necessary.
We encourage you to contact Coppell Smiles today to learn if dental sealants are right for you and to schedule your next visit with our dentists.