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Dental Sealants – Carrollton, TX

Protecting Little Smiles from Cavities

To prevent tooth decay, you know you should brush your teeth for two minutes, twice a day and floss daily. Your dentist can also help you keep cavities and infection away with dental sealants, thin coverings that protect the back teeth from the bacteria and acids that cause decay. Keep reading to learn more about this wonderful preventive step you can find at On Point Dentistry!

Why Choose On Point Dentistry for Dental Sealants?

  • Ready to Serve Children and Families of All Ages
  • Early Appointments Available During the Week
  • Kid-Friendly Dental Office Filled with Games & Toys

Dental sealants protect your teeth from cavities

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Cavity protection -- we all want it, and dental sealants are effective at providing it for patients of all ages. The sealant provides a barrier between your tooth and the bacteria that forms decay and infection. Sealants are used to protect the back teeth, whose nooks and crannies make them especially vulnerable to cavities.

How a dental sealant is applied

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When Dr. Caballeros and our team of professionals decide a dental sealant is necessary to keep your back teeth free of decay, you’ll be amazed at how simple the treatment is. First, a thin covering is painted directly onto the surface of your tooth, and then it’s quickly dried with a special UV light. And then, guess what? You’re done! In just about five minutes, you’ve received protection from cavities for years to come.

Dental sealants for children and adults

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While dental sealants are most commonly used for children, whose teeth may be especially prone to cavities, the method is effective for just about anyone interested in decay prevention. After all, teeth are vulnerable to cavities no matter our age.

Caring for your dental sealant

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Once your sealant has been applied, it’s able to hold up well against the force of normal chewing. Your dental team will check in on it in your routine visits, and if a leak does occur, it’s easily fixed with a quick reapplication of the sealant material. Dental sealants can be expected to last for several years before another application is necessary.

Dental sealants round out your hygiene routine

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Dental sealants may be just the thing you need to perfect your oral hygiene routine -- ask the On Point team about your special case. And in addition to taking preventive steps like applying dental sealants, make sure you’re performing these best practices at home.

  • Brushing for two minutes, at least twice a day
  • Flossing at least once a day
  • Visiting the dentist for a cleaning and checkup every six months
  • Maintaining a healthy, balanced diet

Receive protection from cavities at On Point Dentistry

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Could you or a loved one use a little help with cavity prevention? If so, please don’t wait to contact the team at On Point Dentistry. We’re here to help you and your family enjoy happy, healthy smiles for life! Request your appointment online today.