Dentist McAllen | 4121 N. 22nd Street, McAllen, TX 78504 (956) 687-6103 Schedule an Appointment

Sealants

Sealants are highly effective in preventing tooth decay and cavities on your molars and premolars. These areas are the most susceptible to cavities due to the anatomized grooves.

Typically, children get sealants on their permanent molars and premolars as soon as these teeth come in. However, adults without decay or fillings in their molars can also benefit from sealants.

The process of applying sealants is easy and fast. The application steps are as follows:

  1. A thorough cleaning is done
  2. Each tooth is then dried
  3. A solution is put on the chewing surfaces of the teeth to help the sealant bond to the teeth
  4. The sealant is painted onto the tooth enamel, where it bonds directly to the tooth and hardens.

Sealants act as a barrier and protect the enamel from plaque and acids. They may last for several years before a reapplication is needed. As long as the sealant remains intact, the tooth surface will be protected from decay.

Sealants are not a substitute for brushing your teeth. It is important to maintain proper oral hygiene. Also, sealants do not protect between the teeth, so it is essential to continue to floss daily.

We're Here for You!

Location

Dentist McAllen
4121 N. 22nd Street
McAllen, TX 78504
(956) 687-6103

Office Hours

Monday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

FOLLOW US ON SOCIAL MEDIA

Dental News in McAllen

Dentist McAllen

Exploring the Link Between Periodontal Disease and Rheumatoid Arthritis | Dentist McAllen

Periodontal disease, commonly known as gum disease, and Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) share a significant connection as systemic inflammatory disorders. This link between dental health and […]

Read More >>

Unraveling the Myths of “Natural Whitening” | Dentist McAllen

Every week, it seems there’s a new claim about the miraculous teeth-whitening powers of some natural home remedy. These headlines suggest that achieving a brighter […]

Read More >>

Unveiling the Dangers of Silent Gum Disease: Insights from Tijerina Family and Cosmetic Dentistry, Your Trusted Dentist in McAllen

Gum disease, also known as periodontal disease, quietly wreaks havoc on oral health, often progressing unnoticed until reaching an advanced stage. At Tijerina Family and […]

Read More >>