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Are Dental Sealants Right for Me?

September 20, 2022
Posted By: Fresh 32 Family Dentistry
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While dentists typically recommend dental sealants for children, they can be an effective form of cavity protection at any age, especially if you're prone to developing tooth decay.

What Are Dental Sealants?

Sealants in Mesquite, TX, are a thin plastic coating that Dr. Lalani applies to fill in the deep grooves and chewing surfaces of your molars or back teeth. Dental sealants provide an extra layer of protection from developing tooth decay or cavities. They provide a barrier that covers your tooth and guards against acid and bacteria reaching your tooth to cause damage.

You can expect your sealants to last for a few years, and your Mesquite dentist can reapply them as needed. Studies have shown us that sealants can contribute to an 80 percent reduction of cavities. When you combine this with an excellent home care routine of brushing twice daily and flossing once, you're providing exceptional protection for your teeth against cavities. This can potentially save you from spending time in the dental chair dealing with problems and losing money from your budget. 

How Do I Get Sealants?

Talk with your dentist if you think your child might benefit from dental sealants. A dental sealants procedure in Mesquite, TX, is simple, straightforward, and doesn't even require dental anesthetics or drilling. We may even be able to combine the procedure with your next teeth cleaning and checkup.

Better yet, because they're considered a preventive procedure, many dental insurances cover a portion of the cost of sealants, especially for children. Our financial coordinator is happy to discuss what your specific plan covers so you can easily fit dental sealants into your budget.

Are You Ready to Learn More About Dental Sealants?

Contact your Fresh 32 Family Dentistry team for more information about dental sealants in Mesquite or to schedule your appointment.

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