Dental Sealants
in Austin & Round Rock, TX!

If you’re looking to take an extra step in cavity prevention, dental sealants may be a great option for you. High Point Dentistry provides our patients with the preventive treatments they need to keep their smiles healthy and bright for years. If you have further questions about our dental sealant treatments or are ready to schedule an appointment, call our office today!

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What are dental sealants?

Dental sealants are an ultra-thin coating, usually made of composite resin, primarily to the molars. Since the teeth in the back of your mouth have more ridges and grooves, it’s easier for food and other bacteria-causing materials to get stuck here. The sealants act as a barrier between your teeth and the cavity-causing bacteria.

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How long do dental sealants last?

Most dental sealants are expected to last around four years. How long your dental sealants last will depend on how well you care for your oral health. Keep up with regular brushing, flossing, and visits with your dentist to get the most longevity out of dental sealants. Moderate your sugar intake, consumption of acidic drinks and foods, and activities that could damage teeth, like chewing ice.

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What are the benefits of dental sealants?

The most stand-out benefit of dental sealants is long-lasting cavity prevention. The CDC estimates that dental sealants prevent around 80% of cavities in the first year and another 50% in the remaining two years. Dental sealants are also quick and easy to apply, with no invasive or painful procedures needed to complete their application. Dental sealants also help keep money in your pocket by aiding in the prevention of necessary dental treatments.

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