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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

Are you tired of constantly battling tooth decay and cavities? Have you heard about dental sealants but aren’t sure what they are or how they work? Look no further! We will dive into the world of dental sealants and explore how they can protect your teeth from harmful bacteria and keep your smile healthy for years to come. Get ready to discover a simple yet effective solution that just might change the way you think about oral hygiene! What are dental sealants? Dental sealants are a protective coating that is applied to the chewing surfaces of the back teeth. Sealants fill in the grooves and pits of the teeth, making them easier to clean and less likely to develop cavities. Sealants are made of a clear or white plastic material and are applied to the tooth surface by your dentist or dental hygienist. The sealant quickly bonds to the tooth,…

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

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Kids Dental Sealants in Houston

Are you a parent or caregiver looking for ways to protect your child’s teeth from cavities? Look no further than dental sealants! These thin plastic coatings act as a barrier against harmful bacteria that cause decay, and can be applied quickly and painlessly. We’ll explore the benefits of kids dental sealants, how they work, and what to expect during the application process. So grab a seat and get ready to learn about one of the easiest and most effective ways to keep your child’s smile healthy! What are dental sealants? Dental sealants are a thin,clear or white coating that is applied to the chewing surfaces of the back teeth-the molars and premolars. Sealants protect these teeth from cavities by filling in the grooves on the chewing surface of the tooth. Sealants are most effective when they are applied to teeth soon after they come in. However, adults can also benefit…

. Posted in Dental Sealants Category, Kids Dentist Category, Sealants and Fillings CategoryTagged . 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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What are Dental Sealants for Kids?

Looking out for the dental health of your kids can be quite a task as they have a sweet tooth that often leads to cavities and other dental problems. One way to protect their teeth from decay and keep them shiny is through dental sealants. Dental sealants are an effective preventive measure that protects your child’s molars and premolars against cavities, but what are they exactly? Everything you need to know about dental sealants for kids – how they work, who needs them, safety concerns, cost implications, and much more! What are dental sealants? Dental sealants are thin, plastic coatings that are painted on the chewing surfaces of your child’s teeth to prevent cavities. The sealant material flows into the crevices and depressions of their molars and premolars where bacteria can easily accumulate. The back teeth have grooves and pits that make them more prone to decay because toothbrush bristles…

. Posted in Kids Dentist Category, Sealants and Fillings CategoryTagged . Nov 30, 2016

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Using Dental Fillings to Repair Cracked Teeth

Cracked teeth can be a concerning dental issue that affects millions of people worldwide. When left untreated, these cracks can lead to severe pain, sensitivity, and even tooth loss. However, thanks to modern dentistry, dental fillings have emerged as a reliable solution to repair cracked teeth, restoring both function and aesthetics. We will delve into the world of dental fillings, understanding their application in treating cracked teeth and exploring the benefits they offer. Types of Dental Cracks Dental cracks can manifest in various forms, each with its unique characteristics and implications for oral health. These include: 1. Fractured Cusp: A crack that occurs around a dental filling or crown, often caused by excessive pressure on the tooth. 2. Craze Lines: Superficial cracks that appear on the tooth’s enamel, mainly a cosmetic concern. 3. Cracked Tooth: A crack that extends from the chewing surface towards the tooth’s root, leading to sensitivity…

. Posted in Sealants and Fillings CategoryTagged . Aug 23, 2016

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Preventative and Reactive Protection with Sealants and Fillings

Sealants and Fillings Healthy teeth are able to protect themselves from bacteria and decay thanks to a protective covering of enamel on the outermost part of the tooth. You restore this protective covering when you brush your teeth and use mouth rinse. Flossing removes particles that could lead to decay if left in one spot for too long. Sometimes, they may need an extra level of protection or some restoration in the form of sealants and fillings, respectively. Sealants Sealing teeth is a preventative measure to protect against decay. Even if teeth are well taken care of can be at risk of decay. The tops of molars have divots and gaps for grinding and tearing food when we chew. These little crevices can be very difficult to clean with a toothbrush and mouth rinse. Bacteria tends to collect in these areas since they are tougher to clean. Sealants fill in the…

. Posted in Sealants and Fillings CategoryTagged . Jun 23, 2016


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