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Protective Sealants in West Austin

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What Are Protective Sealants?

Dr. Smith and his team can save moms, dads and their kids from needless pain and financial hardship with dental sealants!

Dental Sealants Protect Precious Teeth

The back teeth (molars) contain ridges and indentations that the toothbrush may not reach. As a result, these are prime “hot spots” for tooth trouble. Dental sealants help to protect these teeth from issues—especially important when kids get those all-important first permanent molars.

Having sealants applied to teeth before a problem occurs saves needless time, pain, and money.

A sealant is made up of a clear, film-like material that the doctor applies to the surface of back teeth. This material quickly bonds to the grooves and ridges imbedded in the chewing surfaces of the teeth, forming a protective barrier that helps to reduce the risk of tooth decay.

Ten minutes is about all it takes for approximately five years of protection. And…sealants can be reapplied as they age or show signs of cracking or wear.

Well, for starters, children around the age of 6, who have gotten their first permanent molars and teenagers and adults who experience frequent tooth decay.

Want to Know More?

Many people don’t know about the protective properties of sealants. Rest assured, Dr. Smith has been applying sealants for years with many healthy and happy smiles to show for it!

Please feel free to call the office with any questions.

Protective Sealants West Austin, Northwest Hills, TX | (512) 345-0399