Sealants Vlog

Jun 29, 2021 | Prevention

 

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Hi i’m Dr. Amanda Garza and today’s topic is sealants.

What is a sealant?

A sealant is a clear or white protective coating painted on to the back teeth to help prevent cavities that form in the pits in grooves.

Cavities often begin there because your toothbrush bristles cannot reach into the deep pits and grooves that trap food and bacteria.

So, what is the process?

Well, it only takes a few minutes to seal a tooth. First, your tooth is cleaned and prepared to help the sealant stick to your tooth.

It’s then painted onto the chewing surface to which it bonds and hardens with the help of a special light.

So how long does a sealant last?

It can last up to several years before needing a replacement. It can however break down quicker with ice chewing or hard foods. Your dentist and hygienist will check your sealants during your regular dental visits and reapply them if needed.

So who can benefit from sealants?

Children, teenagers, and adults because you never outgrow the risk of cavities.

So, as the ADA says, “Prevention is always better than treatment.”

Thanks for joining us!

Dr. Esteban Garza, DDS, MAGD

Dr. Esteban Garza, DDS, MAGD

Dr. Esteban Garza, a Texas native with roots in the Rio Grande Valley, boasts a diverse educational and professional background. After completing his Biology degree at Texas A&M, he transitioned from teaching to dentistry, earning his DDS from Baylor College of Dentistry. Dr. Garza’s commitment to excellence for over 15 years, is evident through his extensive education in various dental specialities, culminating in prestigious accolades like the Fellowship Award in 2016 and the Mastership in the Academy of General Dentistry in 2020, achieved by less than 2% of dentists. 

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