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You may have heard that dental sealants are great for the health of your teeth, and that they could even stop cavities from forming–but what else have you heard about this important treatment? For example, do you know if you’re a good candidate for sealants or why sealants benefit you?

As you may know, sealants are useful because they keep food and bacteria out of hard-to-clean areas of your teeth. Typically, sealants are placed in your back molars because they can be hard to reach. If you have sealants placed, you may prevent cavities and could help your teeth stay stronger for years to come.

Unfortunately, not everyone is a good candidate for dental sealants. You see, sealants are especially useful for individuals with healthy teeth. This makes sealants ideal for children—especially shortly after all of their adult teeth have come in. Still, if you do have a healthy smile, sealants could be a good choice. If your teeth are weak, sealants could be placed in an effort to help.

Sealants can last for many years, especially if they’re cared for well. But sealants should not take the place of regular brushing and flossing. If you would like to learn more about dental sealants, or would like to learn more about how you can protect the health of your teeth, please don’t hesitate to contact North Texas Dental at 903-893-2800. Dr. Michael Nguyen and our team will be happy to examine your teeth and gums and give you personalized advice. We look forward to hearing from you.