Procedural Spotlight: Sealants


When it comes to our oral health, let’s face it: we can be a bit short-sighted. While we may take care of our teeth by brushing and flossing daily, there’s no escaping the inevitable fact that our teeth may begin to decay. Don’t hit the panic button just yet! Tooth decay is natural in the cycle of our teeth health. The main factors behind this progression: age, food particles that brushing or flossing just can’t reach, acids, etc. However, there is a solution that is easy, simple, and effective. This is our Smile New Braunfels procedural spotlight on Sealants.

Sealants are typically applied to the biting surface of the jaw. The unbeknownst impact made to our teeth simply by chewing or having an unnecessary habit of clenching and grinding creates deep grooves. These grooves make the teeth vulnerable to plaque and other food particles. When sealants are applied, a tooth-colored acrylic coating is gently painted over the biting surface, effectively sealing the grooves and protecting these depressions from bacteria. How long will this take our patients? Only minutes for each tooth. The lifetime of sealants under normal chewing circumstances can last up to a few years and can be reapplied if needed. This procedure is not only limited to adults; parents can start thinking about this option for their children.

Start thinking about how you can better protect your teeth. Sealants is one of many ways that puts your smile on the path to being brighter. However, if you’re unsure of undergoing any procedure here at Smile New Braunfels, you can simply make an initial examination appointment. During this, we’ll be able to identify the right course of action for your dental health. For more information on our procedures, check out our Services Page and give us a call at 830-629-8011 to set up an appointment with us.