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Fissures Sealants in Houston

A crack in a tooth does more than make you feel self-conscious. Even a small crack can hurt like crazy. These cracks, called “fissures,” are not fun to have. Fortunately, we offer fissures sealants in Houston to repair your teeth without costly repair work. Fissures Sealants in Houston What exactly are fissure sealants? Sealants both help repair and protect teeth from damage. Most of the time, teens get sealants to protect their molars from cavities. The sealants fill the grooves of these rough teeth, making them easier to clean. However, sealants also help fix small cracks in teeth. These small cracks form by sudden trauma, biting something very hard, or even clenching teeth too much. Even a tiny break can be very painful, particularly as the gap expands. When compressed, the gap is closed, as if the tooth were whole. But when your tongue pushes the split apart, or a piece…

. Posted in Dental Bonding Category, Dental Sealants Category, Sealants and Fillings Category . Jan 07, 2018

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Dental Sealants at Your Tanglewood Dentist

Do cavities concern your family? Whether for you or your children, cavities hurt and affect your overall oral health. Fortunately, there are pain-free ways to protect yourself and your family from cavities. In addition to brushing your teeth regularly, dental sealants from your Tanglewood dentist protect teeth for many years. What are Dental Sealants? Dental sealants help protect teeth by smoothing out their surface. In most cases, sealants protect the molars of children, however, they also protect adult teeth. Your Tanglewood dentist applies sealants using a gel-like liquid. The liquid fills in the grooves of molars and damaged teeth. These grooves play host to bacteria. The bacteria cling to the deep sections, avoiding the probing bristles of your toothbrush. Your dentist may clear this out with a deep cleaning, but visiting the dentist just twice per year as recommended reduces the effectiveness of this. The purpose of the sealant is to…

. Posted in Dental Sealants Category, Sealants and Fillings Category . Dec 21, 2017

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Kids Dental Sealants in Houston

When your children start getting their molars, it’s time to consider kids dental sealants. Dental sealants protect teeth from developing cavities by smoothing out rough surfaces. How exactly does it work? Kids Dental Sealants What are kids dental sealants? The sealant is a gel like substance that fills the grooves of teeth, especially the molars. Molars have rough surfaces to aid in grinding up food for easier digestion. These rough surfaces also play host to bacteria, however. Bacteria gathers in the low spots of the grooves, just out of reach of toothbrushes. Here, it produces plaque (bacterial waste) to further protect itself. Uncleared plaque hardens to form tartar, also called calculus within a couple days. Tartar is much harder to remove. The purpose of dental sealants is to smooth out these rough surfaces and make them easier to clean with a toothbrush. Your Houston kids dentist spreads a bit of…

. Posted in Dental Sealants Category, Kids Dentist Category, Sealants and Fillings Category . Sep 04, 2017

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Kids Dentist Sealants Protect Teeth

Have your children begun their double-digit years? This is a major milestone for parents as their children are growing up and will soon be young adults. This is also around the time that their molars are coming in. Around this age, they should get kids dentist sealants. What are Kids Dentist Sealants? Sealants are a type of malleable gel that fills in the grooves of teeth, making them smoother. By applying kids dentist sealants when their molars come in, they will be easier to clean. The purpose of molars is to grind food for easier digestion. To accomplish this, they generally have a rough surface. However, this rough surface can hide bacteria that is difficult to clean with a toothbrush. Sealants make these surfaces smoother and easier to clean. If not properly cleaned, bacteria clings to the grooves of molars and build up plaque. If left unchecked, this erodes the enamel protecting the…

. Posted in Dental Sealants Category, Kids Dentist Category, Sealants and Fillings Category . May 26, 2017

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Protecting Teeth with Dental Sealants in Houston

Getting dental sealants in Houston are one of the best ways to prevent cavities from forming, especially in teens. About 40% of children 19 and younger have developed cavities. Sealants prevent cavities by making teeth easier to clean. Dental Sealants Procedure It’s no secret that many people dislike visiting the dentist. For some, it’s simply anxiety that prevents them from going. For others, it’s a fear of pain. Fortunately, dental sealant procedures in Houston are completely pain free. Apply dental sealants soon after the molars start coming in. Your Houston dentist will apply a small amount of gel to each molar’s surface and spread it out evenly. The gel will fill in the natural pits present on the molars, making the tooth smoother along its top. This smooth surface reduces bacterial collection by making the tooth easier to clean. Protecting Teeth With Repeated Dental Sealants in Houston The procedure will protect…

. Posted in Dental Sealants CategoryTagged , , , , , , . Apr 04, 2017

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Why Get Dental Sealants?

Dental sealants are a very important preventative measure that can help children and adults reduce their risk of developing cavities. Cavities form when bacteria congregates on a tooth and is not removed. The bacteria burrow through the protective mineral layers of the tooth before attacking the dentin. To prevent cavities from occurring, regular home oral hygiene routines as well as biyearly visits to your Houston dentist for a checkup rid the mouth and teeth of this bacteria and plaque buildup. Unfortunately, there are some scenarios where home care isn’t enough to remove the bacteria. Some teeth, molars especially, have rough surfaces that are difficult to clean with a toothbrush. These areas can really only be cleansed by a professional cleaning at your Houston dentist. The good news is that dental sealants can help make home care a more viable option. How Dental Sealants Work Dental sealants are applied with a…

. Posted in Dental Sealants CategoryTagged . Jan 17, 2017