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Dental Sealants Procedure – What is it?

Many patients at Cox Family Dentistry ask Dr. Cox, “how can I prevent cavities?” There are a few ways to do this. One, of course, is a good oral health routine. Brushing twice a day for two minutes each time and flossing once per day are two things you can do everyday to care for your oral health. Additionally, visiting Dr. Cox and his team twice a year for a cleaning and dental exam can prevent cavities. Although, even with a good oral health routine, patients can still develop cavities. So, our patients choose dental sealants. In this blog post, we’ll discuss what a dental sealant is and how it can help you prevent cavities. For more information about Dental Sealants from Dr. Cox in Plano, Texas, visit our dental sealant page on our website, here.

What is a Dental Sealant?

Dr. Cox recommends sealants for hard-to-reach areas, like back molars with deep mountains and valleys. A  dental sealant consist of a plastic-like material. The sealant is placed in the deep grooves of the teeth where decay often occurs. This will prevent decay because bacteria does not attach and grow on plastic dental sealants.

How are Dental Sealants Placed?

The first step to placing a dental sealant is cleaning the tooth. Dr. Cox or a Cox Family Dentistry hygienist will rinse the tooth with water and an acidic solution. This will make sure no bacteria becomes trapped under the tooth after the sealant is placed. Next, the liquid dental sealant is brushed onto the tooth and heat fixed with a light. After that, a polishing varnish is place on top of the tooth to complete the procedure. Now, cavities will be less likely to form on the sealant part of your tooth.

Good oral health not only improves the function and appearance of your teeth, it also can increase your confidence and improve your overall health. For more information about dental sealants or how you can improve your oral health, call Cox Family Dentistry in Plano, Texas.

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