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Dental Sealants – San Antonio, TX

Keeping Your Family’s Smiles Cavity-Free

Patients of all ages have difficulty warding off the lingering threat of cavities. They can develop due to a diet that’s high in sugars and carbohydrates, bad oral hygiene at home, or enamel erosion. Our goal at New Image Dentistry is to provide children and adults with proactive care, like dental sealants, to help preserve their natural smiles and prevent common oral health problems from developing. If you would like to learn more, don’t hesitate to contact our office today.


What are Dental Sealants?

dental sealants in San Antonio being placed on a patient’s teeth

Dental sealants in San Antonio are discreet shields that we can paint over the biting surface of your molars to prevent any food debris or plaque from settling into the grooves and attracting harmful oral bacteria. Once they’re hardened, they will continue to last for years to come, drastically reducing you or your child’s risk of dental decay.


Who is a Good Candidate for Sealants?

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Typically, dental sealants are recommended for children because of the fact that they’re still learning how to properly brush and floss, and are very susceptible to decay. However, that doesn’t mean that adults can’t benefit from this preventive treatment as well. Some patients have deep grooves and pits in their molars that trap food debris and bacteria that can lead to cavity formation. Dental sealants can help prevent this from happening and provide you with an extra protection boost. The best way to learn whether you’re a good candidate is to contact our office today.


How are Sealants Placed?

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The dental sealant process is fast and easy, so you or your child won’t have to sit in the treatment chair for any longer than necessary. After your dental cleaning, your dentist in San Antonio will paint a thin layer of the sealant material over the biting surface of your molars. Then, they’ll use a low-heat UV light to cure the substance and harden it in place, allowing it to deflect bacteria and food debris. Once the procedure is complete, the sealants will be able to stay in place and sustain daily use for a year or more before they need to be touched-up or replaced.


What are the Benefits of Dental Sealants? 

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There are several benefits of getting dental sealants. Some of these advantages include:

  • Improved oral health and a reduced risk of cavity development.
  • Boosted confidence due to better oral health.
  • Easier to brush and floss teeth effectively.

If you have any questions about getting dental sealants or would like to learn more about them, don’t hesitate to ask one of our friendly dental professionals the next time you visit us for a checkup and cleaning.