At Bullard Family Dentistry, we not only want to repair existing tooth decay, but prevent it altogether. As part of this effort, Dr. Allen and Dr. Denison, our skilled dentists, may suggest dental sealants. A sealant is a tooth-colored or clear plastic coating that is painted onto the chewing surfaces of your molars. Because these teeth, located in the back of your mouth, are hard to clean and have deep ridges and grooves, decay often occurs. Sealants act as a protective barrier and make your teeth smooth and easy to clean. It only takes a couple of minutes to apply a sealant to a tooth, making it one of our simplest preventive treatments.
Dental sealants in Bullard, Texas, are most often used for children and adolescents. For the best results, Dr. Allen and Dr. Denison recommend having sealants placed on the permanent back teeth as soon as they erupt from the gumline, which typically occurs between the ages of six and twelve. However, sealants may also be beneficial for adults who have not experienced major tooth decay and do not have any dental restorations existing in their back teeth. For more information about dental sealants and our other preventive treatments, and to schedule an appointment for you or your child, please contact our dental office today. We hope to help you protect your smile!