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Optimal oral hygiene can help you and your children avoid cavities, but you can further minimize the risk with dental sealants. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), dental sealants are the most inexpensive and simple means of preventing dental cavities in children. At Energy Dental, we are committed to helping you and your family maintain optimal oral health for a lifetime with preventative dentistry services.

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What are dental sealants?

Dental sealants are thin plastic films painted on the surfaces of the premolars and molars in children. The molars and premolars contain deep grooves or fissures that make them susceptible to bacterial colonization, increasing the risk of dental cavities. Dental sealants essentially block those fissures, thus minimizing the risk of bacterial decay and cavities. According to the CDC, sealants can prevent 80% of cavities two years after application.

When do you need dental sealants?

Dental sealants are generally recommended for young children because they’re more likely to experience dental cavities. Your children can get dental sealants as soon as their first premolars and molars erupt, usually after 6 years of age. Adults can also get dental sealants if they haven’t had cavities in their molars and premolars previously.

The benefits of sealants:

  • Protect the grooves of molars and premolars
  • Prevent bacterial decay in the molars and premolars
  • Can be applied in minutes
  • Painless and comfortable procedure
  • Affordable means of preventing dental cavities
  • Extremely durable and capable of withstanding bite force
  • Virtually invisible

The dental sealants process at Energy Dental

The dental sealants process concludes within a few minutes for each tooth. Dr. Laya Omranian will clean the tooth and apply a special solution to the enamel, which will help the sealant bond with the tooth. The dental sealant will be painted on the enamel to cover the fissures, grooves, and depressions. There’s no pain, discomfort, or downtime, so your child can resume their daily activities immediately.

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Why choose
Energy Dental?

Energy Dental is a state-of-the-art dental clinic that places special emphasis on preventative dental care and pediatric dentistry. We ensure your children are perfectly comfortable under our care, and our warm, friendly environment will make them eager to return for their dental checkups. Please schedule an appointment to explore your dental sealants and pediatric dentistry options in Houston, TX.

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