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Did you know that dental sealants can lower your risk of tooth decay by nearly 80%? A dental sealant is designed to improve your smile by protecting your teeth from decay and enamel erosion. With a dental sealant, your smile will be better protected by the harmful acids produced by plaque buildup in your mouth.

A dental sealant is applied to your mouth via a special gel that is placed directly on your teeth. After the gel is activated and hardened with a light source, your teeth will be harder and stronger and better protected.

Sealants are safe for adults and children. When a child begins to get their first molars around 5 or 6 years old, sealants are great option to use as soon as possible to protect them. According to studies done by the CDC, also known as the Center for Disease Control, children without sealants are three times more likely to develop cavities in childhood. A typical sealant will last for about a decade before it needs to be repaired or reapplied.

If you think you need dental sealants, please call Brent Huckabay D.D.S. so we can get you in to see Dr. Brent Huckabay and our team as soon as possible. Our office is located in Midland, Texas, and we can be reached at 432-684-6672. We look forward to seeing you smile bright this season.