Dental Sealants Plano, TX
We offer a simple treatment that can significantly reduce the development of decay and caries. The application of dental sealants has been shown to lower the instance of decay by as much as 80%. At McDonald & Luck DDS, we value preventive dental care as part of your overall oral health. One preventative step is sealing areas that are more prone to catching and retaining debris such as food particles and plaque. Let our team evaluate your teeth to see if dental sealants are right for you.
The surface of our molars are wonderfully designed with peaks and valleys. This allows us to chew food and break it up for swallowing. Part of this design can sometimes come with areas that can easily trap or catch food and other debris making it difficult if not impossible to remove through the natural wash of saliva, drinking water, or even brushing. We look for these areas that are more prone for debris to become stuck and place the barrier of sealants between them. This will protect the enamel and prevent bacteria from making contact.
Am I a Candidate for Dental Sealants?
Dental sealants can be applied to any patient that we see a need for. In general, we tend to recommend sealants to our patients who:
Applying Dental Sealants
The application of dental sealants is an easy, painless treatment that we perform in the office often following a dental cleaning. The first step is locating the vulnerable areas of your teeth that would benefit from sealants. We then begin with ensuring that the area is clean and free of decay-causing bacteria. Once clean, we apply a delicate acidic wash to the directed area. This will lightly roughen the enamel surface just enough to allow for better adhesion of the sealant product. The sealant material is then brushed on with a small brush in a liquid form. The material is a lacquer or plastic material that should remain in place, though if swallowed as it wears off is not going to harm you. The sealant is then hardened in place. You can use your teeth as normal shortly following your treatment.
If you are interested in getting dental sealants for yourself or your child, contact McDonald & Luck DDS at (469) 649-0699 to schedule an appointment with us.
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