Our teeth play an important role in our daily lives and we need to make sure we protect them. At Admire Dental in Haltom City, TX, we believe defense against tooth decay is vital! Our extremely experienced dentist will discuss with you whether dental sealants are the perfect choice for your teeth.

What are dental sealants?

Sealants are as simple as the name suggests. They are a protective coating that covers the chewing surface of your tooth to prevent bacteria from causing decay. Pre-molars and molar teeth, located in the back of the mouth, have many pits and crevices on the surface. The location of these cracks can make it difficult to keep your teeth clean and cavity free, especially during the pre-adolescent and teenage years. A sealant helps protect against decay on these teeth by filling in the cracks and providing a protective shield that bacteria and food cannot penetrate.

How are dental sealants applied?

The procedure for applying dental sealants is quite simple. Sealants are a thin plastic varnish coating that is applied to the top of your back teeth to protect them from decay. These grooves are great “hiding places” for bacteria to accumulate and cause damage. Applying dental sealants eliminates these “hiding places.” First, the doctor at Admire Dental will begin the process by carefully cleaning your teeth. Next, the surface of the tooth is sanded for the sealant to stick. Each tooth is then rinsed and left to dry completely. A composite sealant is then painted directly onto the tooth and allowed to harden with the help of a curing light.

Who should have sealants placed?

At Admire Dental, we encourage all of our patients to have their back teeth properly sealed. Sealants prevent decay that starts in the back teeth, and if kept properly sealed, will virtually eliminate the risk of tooth decay. In children, dental sealants should be applied after their first molars erupt around the age of six, with the second molars following at the age of 12. Once applied, a sealant can last five to 10 years with regular check-ups.

If you’re prone to cavities in your back teeth, maybe it’s time to consider dental sealants. Call our office at Admire Dental in Haltom City, TX at (682) 350-9832 for an appointment!

Our Happy Patients

"Really great staff!!! I walked in with pain and left feeling so much better. They took x-rays with my little girl safely in the next room where I could hear her watching TV. Then the doctor came in and gave me a treatment plan, which includes me seeing an oral surgeon and overdue cleaning. The staff is so KNOWLEDGEABLE and FRIENDLY they all get an A++ from me. I definitely recommend going there for dental care."

Charmaine G. Charmaine G.

"My experience at Admire Dental was great ! I had some fillings and a cleaning. My teeth haven't been this white in in awhile as for my feelings there were painless. My dentist and the dental assistant were soo kind and very professional. Overall had a Great experience and I'm happy I choose them."

Tiffany R. Tiffany R.

"My boyfriend needed emergency dental care due to an unfortunate cricket accident. Via 1800 dentist, Amire Dental not knowing the full extent of his dental needs, was able and willing to see him as a new patient within 1 hour of our call on a Saturday afternoon when most dentist offices were closed. The staff and dentist were sympathetic and made him feel at ease immediately. The office was pleasant and clean. Each room had a tv that included Netflix and an array of viewing options for the patients. Overall it was a wonderful experience and Admire Dental is now his official dentist."

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