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Dental Sealants

At Dr. Ryan Trevino Family & Restorative Dentistry, we are committed to providing comprehensive preventive care to ensure the long-term health of your smile. Dental sealants play a crucial role in our preventive strategy, offering an effective shield against decay for patients of all ages.

What Are
Dental Sealants?

Dental sealants are thin, protective coatings applied to the chewing surfaces of the back teeth (molars and premolars), where most cavities in children and teens tend to develop. These sealants quickly bond into the depressions and grooves of the teeth, forming a protective shield over the enamel of each tooth.

The Benefits of Dental Sealants

Cavity Prevention

Sealants protect vulnerable areas by sealing out plaque and food, significantly reducing the risk of cavities.

Easy Application

The process is quick, painless, and non-invasive, making it an ideal preventive measure for children and adults alike.

Long-Lasting Protection

With proper care, dental sealants can protect teeth from decay for up to 10 years, though they should be checked regularly during dental visits for chipping or wear.

Ideal Candidates for Dental Sealants

For patients who prefer or require an alternative to fluoride, we also offer non-fluoride treatments designed to support enamel health and prevent tooth decay. These treatments utilize calcium and phosphate — natural minerals that, like fluoride, help to remineralize tooth enamel and protect against cavities. Non-fluoride treatments are an effective option for those with specific health concerns, dietary preferences, or allergies.

In addition to non-fluoride prophy paste for routine dental cleanings, we also offer Risewell, a non-fluoride remineralization toothpaste.

The Application Process

The application of dental sealants is a straightforward and comfortable process that involves cleaning the tooth surface, preparing it with a special solution, and then applying the sealant. The sealant is then hardened with a special light (this is called “curing”), and the process is complete, all without any drilling or removal of tooth structure.

Schedule Your Consultation

Preventive care is the foundation of good oral health, and dental sealants are one of the simplest and most effective ways to protect against cavities. If you’re interested in dental sealants for your child or yourself, schedule a consultation at Dr. Ryan Trevino’s dental practice. Our team is here to provide you with the best options for maintaining a healthy, beautiful smile.