A sealant is a clear or shaded plastic material that is applied to the chewing surfaces of back teeth. This is where decay most often occurs. A sealant prevents tooth decay by covering the pits and grooves of chewing surfaces and sealing out decay-causing food and germs. Sealants protect the depressions and grooves of your teeth from food particles and plaque that brushing and flossing can’t reach. Dr. Cox may recommend dental sealants in Plano, Texas at your next visit.
Easy to apply, sealants take only a few minutes to seal each tooth. Sealants hold up well under the force of normal chewing and can last several years before a reapplication is needed. We highly recommend sealants for children and adults. Dental sealants are most often recommended for children; our doctor frequently recommends sealants for the permanent molars as soon as they come in, which is usually between the ages of 6 and 12 years.
We may also recommend dental sealants for adult patients whose teeth are prone to decay or for teeth that have not been restored or suffered from decay in the past. We can apply dental sealants in just one short, comfortable visit to our practice. Sealants can be a powerful tool in preventing decay and keeping your smile healthy. Please call our office for more information about how this service can help you.