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Dental Sealants – Baytown, TX

Dental Sealants Help Prevent Tooth Decay

Smiling man and woman outdoors Dental sealants are one of the main elements of preventive care that the Aesthetic Family Dentistry office here in Baytown, TX uses every day. Dr. Dean Hutto and the rest of our team leverage dental sealants for a variety of patients, particularly for those with deeper grooves in their teeth. Children, in particular, can benefit from dental sealants as they are recognized by the American Dental Association as a great method of preventing cavities. Many adult patients can also benefit from them as well.

Sealants help us accomplish our primary goal, which is to protect and preserve our patients’ teeth over time. This treatment not only lowers a person’s risk of cavities, but it can also help them avoid having to get more extensive (and expensive) dental work over time, saving them thousands of dollars in the process.

Could you or your child benefit from dental sealants? How long do they take to get, and how much do they cost? You’ll find the answers to all of these questions and more as you read on below.

What are Dental Sealants?

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We use a thin, clear, and completely safe tooth coating to provide a barrier on the surface of your teeth. Dental sealants are often used on molars to protect those teeth from food particles, which could be difficult to reach through brushing. The sealants are particularly helpful for kids who are still developing their brushing habits.

Many of our patients in Baytown wonder how long dental sealants last, how much they cost, and whether or not the process of applying dental sealants is long and /or uncomfortable. This is a painless process that can be done in a single appointment. After applying the sealant solution, we use a light that cures it. It’s an inexpensive option that can last up to a decade and prevent a plethora of dental problems. Some insurance plans do cover the cost of sealants, and if you’d like a quote and consultation, feel free to contact our office. If you are not sure whether or not your insurance plan will cover this, we can provide you with a quote that you can submit so that you can determine whether or not your plan covers it.