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Dental Sealants in Temple, TX

We believe in preventative dentistry at Canyon Creek Dentistry. Dental sealants provide an excellent way to help prevent cavities. Sealants are a thin plastic covering applied to the fissures and grooves of the chewing teeth. Sealants are beneficial for children who do not have the ideal nutritional or oral hygiene habits. And sealants can be a great dental solution for everyone else too.

We invite you to meet Dr. Kinnari Prajapati in Temple, Texas, and her expert dental staff. We’ll show you how dental sealants, as well as the other excellent dental treatments we offer, can enhance your health and improve the appearance of your smile.

We welcome and accept most insurance, including Medicaid, CHIP, Foster Program, Concordia, Metlife, Delta, Blue Cross, Humana, Aetna, Care Credit.
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What Exactly is a Dental Sealant?

A dental sealant is a non-invasive dental treatment that forms a barrier between your teeth and cavities. The tooth is covered and sealed with a tooth-colored plastic resin that will blend in with your smile.

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Sealants Improve Dental Hygiene

Sealants benefit dental health in various ways and create a cavity barrier. Usually, your toothbrush slides over the surface of your chewing teeth. The dental groves are where decay-causing plaque, bacteria, and acids congregate. Most cavities form in these grooves as they deepen over time. When dental sealants fill up these grooves, a smoother surface is created, making it easier to clean with the toothbrush.

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How Long Will Dental Sealants Last?

Sealants, like with anything else, can become less effective over time. They can, however, last several years for you or your child, according to some research. In general, dental sealants should be reapplied every two to four years.

You should check back with us often so we can ensure the sealants are still working for you. We can check them at each of your regular dental appointments, which we recommend about twice per year.

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What is the Procedure for Applying Dental Sealants?

The procedure for applying sealants is painless and straightforward. Unlike other dental treatments, dental sealants do not require drilling or shots. Dr. Prajapati and her team can apply sealants quickly and easily. 

It will only take a few minutes to complete the application, which will include the following steps:

  1. Cleaning and drying the tooth or teeth.
  2. Preparing each tooth surface for the sealant by placing a gel on the tooth.
  3. Rinsing off the gel and ensuring the tooth is clean and dry again. 
  4. Applying the liquid plastic sealant onto the tooth surface, allowing it to permeate the grooves.
  5. Using a specialized light to harden the sealant material.

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What Happens After the Sealant Application?

It may take some time to become used to feeling the sealing substance on your teeth. At first, the sealant may feel unusual. It doesn’t take long for patients to become used to it. You can chew normally as soon as the adhesive solidifies, quickly after application.

It’s good to remember that while sealants can prevent cavities, you’re still susceptible to them. Brushing and flossing your teeth is still required. Continue to avoid too many cavity-causing foods and beverages, and see your dentist for regular checks roughly twice a year.

The Best Dental Sealant Service in Temple

Even if you practice good dental hygiene, you may experience a cavity now and then. We can help you avoid cavities by using dental sealants, just one of the cavity-prevention options we provide.

Come in for a consultation, and let us show you how we can provide high-quality service in a relaxing environment. We’ll use state-of-the-art technology and uphold the best dental hygiene standards.

We’ll work with you to keep your teeth in the most excellent condition possible. We welcome the opportunity to assist you with dental sealants or any other dental procedure.

Give us a call today, and let us help you avoid any cavities.

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