Protecting your teeth from cavities through dental sealants

Dental sealant is a thin coating made of plastic, used to protect teeth from cavities. Once coated on the surface of the teeth, usually at the molars and the premolars, it bonds through the pits and fissures of the teeth, making them less likely to become a breeding ground for cavity-causing bacteria.

Because children are more prone to tooth decay, it is highly advisable to have the permanent molars and premolars of your children coated with dental sealant to prevent cavities. Sealants may also benefit adults who want to keep their back teeth free from cavities. Typically, sealants may last up to 10 years, although you may need to visit your dentist regularly to check for any wear.

Dr. Sid K. Steadman D.D.S. and the rest of his team are ready to help Leander residents fight against cavities with proven and effective dentistry services, including dental sealants. You may visit our dental office today, or call us at (512) 259-3365 to schedule an appointment.