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Through the use of dental sealants, an individual’s risk for suffering dental damage is greatly minimized. Dental sealants can be an effective means of prevention cavities and dental erosion to keep your teeth safe. Dental sealants create a barrier between your teeth and the acids that that can damage them.

Dental sealants are thin coatings applied directly to the chewing surfaces of your back teeth, also known as your molars and premolars. When the sealants are in place, they can lower your risk for tooth decay by as much as 80%. They are very effective for children and have been shown to lower their risk of cavities by as much as threefold when correctly placed on their molars. It is beneficial to have sealants applied as soon as a child’s molars come in. Typically, a dental sealant can last over ten years before they need to be reapplied.

If you would like to schedule a visit to TLN Family Dental for a comprehensive exam to determine if dental sealants are right for you, please schedule an appointment at our dental office in Houston, Texas, by calling us at (713) 723-2600. Dr. Tammeka Nickleberry and our team look forward to taking your smile into the future with dental sealants.