Proper brushing and flossing help remove food particles and plaque from the smooth surfaces of your teeth, but they often can’t reach into the small pits and depressions on the chewing surfaces of your back teeth, allowing food particles and plaque to build up there. In these cases, we can provide a thorough cleaning and then apply dental sealants that will bond into the depressions, acting as a barrier to protect the enamel from plaque and other unwanted substances.
This problem often begins early in life, so children and teenagers are especially good candidates for dental sealants, but adults can benefit from them as well. Ask your dentist next time you visit South Texas Dental.
And remember, dental sealants, like most of our other services, are covered by Medicaid, CHIP and most dental insurance.