Dental Sealants in Hutto, TX

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If you’re looking for proven anti-cavity protection, ask Dr. Amelia (Amy) Albright about dental sealants. Bumble Bee Pediatric Dentistry understands that brushing and flossing can only do so much when it comes to cleaning teeth. It can be challenging for many kids and teenagers to get into all those hard-to-reach areas where plaque and food particles can accumulate. Dental sealants can provide an added layer of cavity protection to reduce the risk of developing tooth decay

Dental sealants are an ultra-thin plastic coating that can be applied onto the surfaces of teeth to ward off tooth decay typically added after dental cleanings, the sealant bonds speedily and effectively to the depressions and grooves of each tooth, creating a resilient barrier over the enamel, which can effectively deflect plaque and food particles from entering the surface of the teeth and prevent cavities.

During cavity-prone years, pediatric dentists often suggest dental sealants or fluoride treatment to help protect teeth. Aside from preventing tooth decay, are some advantages of dental sealants:

  • Safe for Children: Dental sealants are safe for children and do not contain any harmful chemicals. They are made of composite resin, a non-toxic material that generally blends with the teeth.
  • Can Save Money: By preventing cavities, dental sealants can help save money on dental treatments in the long run. Plus, many insurance companies cover the cost of dental sealants for patients under 18.
  • Simple Process: Dentists can apply dental sealants in a single appointment.
    For most, the process is simple and involves cleaning the tooth and painting on and bonding the sealant directly to the tooth.
  • Lasts for Years: While results may vary from patient to patient, dental sealants can last up to 10 years with proper care and maintenance.

While dental sealants aren’t always necessary, they can be a great asset to your child’s overall well-being by preventing cavities and the discomfort and complications that come with them.

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Dental sealants are a crucial protective measure for maintaining your oral health. Think of them as raincoats for your teeth. They act as a barrier against harmful bacteria that can lead to dental diseases, such as cavities. While they are not a foolproof solution, dental sealants significantly decrease the risk of developing cavities and promote a healthier smile.
Dental sealants may be worth looking into if your child’s teeth are grown-in, don’t have existing restorative dental work, and are currently cavity-free. Call Bumble Bee Pediatric Dentistry at (512) 351-7771 to learn more about dental sealants and to better determine whether they are the right choice for your child.