To help protect your teeth against cavities, Dr. Catalina Cruz Johnson may recommend dental sealants in Houston, Texas. Sealants are used to fill narrow grooves in a tooth that cannot be adequately cleaned by brushing.
In some cases, the tooth structure has fine grooves or pits which accumulate plaque, not because the person does not brush, but because they are too narrow to allow even one bristle into them. To avoid cavities developing over time, our dentists will brush on a coating that seals the grooves and pits, making it possible to brush off all the plaque and keep your teeth healthy.
When placing dental sealants, our dentists will first thoroughly clean the teeth to be sealed. Each tooth is dried and an absorbent material is placed around the tooth to keep it dry. An acid solution is used to roughen the chewing surfaces of the teeth. This allows for a strong bonding process. The teeth are again rinsed and dried. Our dentists then paint the sealant material onto each tooth, where it hardens and bonds to the tooth. Our dentists may use a curing light to help cure the sealant.
We invite you to contact Dentists at Memorial Park at 713-861-8323 today to learn more and to schedule your next appointment.