Dental Sealants in Plano, TX
At Active Dental Plano, we use dental sealants as a way to protect teeth and prevent cavities. If you live in Plano, TX or the surrounding area, we encourage you to call (972) 473-8880 and schedule an appointment with our dental office. We can examine you and your family before letting you know if dental sealants are the right preventative care solution for your teeth.
What are dental sealants?
Dental sealants are an incredibly thin plastic coating that we brush onto the chewing surfaces of your molars or back teeth. We do so to prevent tooth decay.
Why are they used?Food can easily become trapped inside the deep ridges on the chewing surfaces of the teeth. These areas can be incredibly difficult to clean so at Active Dental Plano, we prevent food and plaque buildup by sealing these ridges. By eliminating the areas for food to become trapped, the risk for cavities is decreased.
Who should get dental sealants?Both children and adults can get dental sealants. However, this procedure is most commonly performed on children that have not yet suffered from tooth decay (at least on the tooth or teeth in question). If you or someone in your family has deep ridges in your teeth, this can be a beneficial solution for maintaining optimal oral health.
What is the procedure like?Incredibly easy. When you visit our Plano, TX dental office, we can clean your teeth. Afterwards, we will apply a gel to the surface of your teeth and let it dry. Then, we will rinse and dry your tooth again before finally placing the dental sealants. The sealant is literally painted onto the tooth and sometimes dried with a special dental light. The process only takes a couple of minutes per tooth and it is so easy that our patients are usually surprised by how quickly it is done.
Do kids mind getting dental sealants?Typically, no. The process is easy, fast, and comfortable. There is no drilling or invasive preparation and the sealant itself does not cause any irritation or smell funny. It is truly an easy way to prevent cavities.
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What does it feel like after they are placed?We have found that our patients cannot even notice them. They do not look like anything because they are completely clear. If you run your tongue along your teeth, you may be able to feel a slight difference but they are smooth and will not feel uncomfortable in any way.
Do dental sealants really make a difference?Yes, they do. By preventing food and plaque from becoming stuck in your teeth, the risk for developing cavities is significantly reduced. As a result, you and your family may experience less tooth decay, fewer cavities and the need for dental restorations. This means fewer dental appointments and more money in the bank.
How often do they need to be replaced?At Active Dental Plano, we have found that sealants typically last for five to ten years. They are incredibly effective but we will want to monitor them during regular dental examinations. Naturally, there are certain things like chewing on pencils or biting down on ice that can wear down the dental sealant so it is important to make safe and healthy choices regarding what is put in the mouth. If we see that they are wearing down, we may recommend that they are replaced so that you or your children can continue to benefit from this layer of protection.
Where can I get dental sealants?If you live in Plano, TX or the surrounding area, call 972-473-8880 to schedule an appointment with our dental office. At Active Dental Plano, we can examine you and your children’s teeth before letting you know if sealants are a good solution for you. We can provide you with all of the information you need to make an educated decision and to get started.
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I had great experience at Active Dental in Plano! Dr. Sam and Rita were amazing and super informative. I highly recommend coming here for any cleanings or procedures. Office is very up to date and staff is super friendly. They have the latest and greatest in technology to provide a great experience!
Amazing job by Dr. Patel!!! I was very concerned as my front teeth needed fillings. How is he going to match the filling ? Well he did. Perfect match. He also reshaped a front tooth it is perfect! Dr. Patel was concerned about me being " happy". I am 58, 4 kids, I have been to alot of dentist - I have never had such a caring attentive one as Dr. Patel. Also a huge shout out to Rita who was just as attentive and caring.
This is by far the best dentist office I’ve been too. Great experience and they pay attention to detail. Let me know everything I needed done. Even made a plan so I can have the best smile! Thanks a lot and I recommend this place to all of north Texas!!
I had a great experience at Active Dental in Plano. They took care of all my dental needs with expertise. The office staff is super nice and helpful. I can’t say enough, I am just so pleased with the dentist.
Active Dental Plano- made me a believer in the dentist practice. Rita, Dr Patel and Louisa/Emily just to name a few are incredible! Someone with dental anxiety yet they have me coming back for more since 2020. It’s my 2nd home and I’ve been treated so well! Forever their patient <3