Would you like to protect your or your child’s teeth from decay? Ask Dr. Vela and Dr. Arredondo about dental sealants in Corpus Christi, Texas. Even with proper brushing and flossing, the grooves in the back teeth hide food particles and plaque. Dental sealant is a thin coating that is painted on the chewing surfaces of the molars and premolars, where it bonds in place. This sealant blocks out plaque and tartar. Children usually have dental sealants placed as soon as their molars and premolars come in. This protects their teeth during the cavity prone years. Adults with no decay or dental fillings in their molars and premolars can also benefit from dental sealants.

When placing dental sealants, our dentists will first clean your molars and premolars thoroughly. Each tooth is dried and has an absorbent material placed around it to keep it dry. Our dentists will then place an acid solution on the chewing surfaces of the back teeth to etch them. This will help the dental sealant bond to your teeth. Your teeth are then rinsed and dried again. Our dentists will then paint the dental sealant onto your molars and premolars. A curing light is sometimes used to help the dental sealant harden.

To learn more and to schedule a visit, contact Vela Dental Centers Crosstown today.