Dental Sealants in San Marcos

Dental Health: Tooth Sealant

Before & after photos of an Ultra Seal XT treatment.

Sealant is used to fill in and protect narrow grooves in teeth that are difficult to clean with brushing. Sometimes teeth have very fine grooves or pits that can acquire plaque over time, and brushing can’t always adequately clean these hard-to-reach areas, through no fault of your own. Your toothbrush’s bristles may not be able to reach these areas, and cavities can develop as a result.

What is Dental Sealant?

Dental Sealant is a thin plastic coating that is applied to the teeth to prevent tooth decay. This tooth sealant quickly bonds and effectively fills in these tiny grooves and gaps, almost like an armor for the enamel on your teeth.

It can be difficult to tell if you need a tooth sealant until damage has already been done, so it’s important to visit your local dentist each year for a routine check-up so these types of issues can be caught early on. If you would like to set up an appointment with a friendly, helpful dentist in San Marcos, be sure to contact Larry D. Molenda, D.D.S. today! He can discuss your current dental health and recommend if you would be a good candidate for dental sealant.

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