Dental sealants in Kyle Buda San Marcos TX

Sealants have been shown to reduce the risk of decay by nearly 80% in molars. This is especially important when it comes to your child’s dental health. In October 2016, the Centers for Disease Control released a report on the importance of sealants for school-aged children, of which only 43% of children ages 6-11 have. According to the CDC, “school-age children without sealants have almost three times more cavities than children with sealants.”

You may have many questions about sealants, and we have answers for you below. Read on to learn more about sealing out tooth decay. 

How Do Sealants Work?

Think of them as raincoats for your teeth. When the cavity-causing bacteria that live in everyone’s mouth meet leftover food particles, they produce acids that can create holes in teeth. These holes are cavities. After sealant has been applied it keeps those bits of food out and stops bacteria and acid from settling on your teeth—just like a raincoat keeps you clean and dry during a storm.

Who Can Get Sealants?

Children and adults can benefit from sealants, but the earlier you get them, the better. Your first molars appear around age 6, and second molars break through around age 12. Sealing these teeth as soon as they come through can keep them cavity-free from the start, which helps save time and money in the long run. Ask us if sealants are a good option for you and your family. 

How Are Sealants Applied?

It’s a quick and painless process. We will clean and dry your tooth before placing an acidic gel on your teeth. This gel roughs up your tooth surface so a strong bond will form between your tooth and the sealant. After a few seconds, we will rinse off the gel and dry your tooth once again before applying the sealant onto the grooves of your tooth. We will then use a special blue light to harden the sealant. 

Can Sealants Be Placed Over Cavities?

Sealants can be used over areas of early decay to prevent further damage to your tooth. Because some sealants are clear, your dentist can keep an eye on the tooth to make sure the sealant is doing its job.

Are There Any Side Effects?

With the exception of an allergy that may exist, there are no known side effects from sealants.  

Is There BPA In Sealants?

Yes, there is a tiny amount of BPA in sealants but not enough to cause you or a loved one any harm. In fact, you get more exposure to BPA by simply touching a receipt, using cosmetics or coming in contact with dust.

Dental Sealants in Kyle Buda TX

How Long Do Sealants Last?

Sealants will often last for several years before they need to be reapplied. During your regular dental visit, we will check the condition of the sealant and can reapply them as needed. 

Are Sealants Covered By Dental Plans?

Some plans do cover sealants, so call your dental benefit company to find out what kind of coverage you have.

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  • New to the area and when I needed a wisdom tooth extracted this was at the top of my insurance list. I was surprised with the service and relaxing atmosphere of the waiting area. The staff was able to answer all my questions regarding my treatment plan. I was impressed with the top notch professional care and attention to my needs. I definitely will recommend NEO DENTISTRY to anyone who is looking for a family dental care provider.
    Marceliano V.
    1/11/2018
    positive review 
    I love this place and the staff is always friendly!
    Margaret G.
    12/07/2018
    What a fantastic office! Everyone is so sweet and willing to go the extra mile! You guys gained a client for sure! Thanks for making me feel so comfortable!
    Sabrina S.
    1/26/2018
  • Super friendly and professional. They are doing their very best to follow CDC guidelines and maintaining every clean as possible. I’m so thankful for that. It definitely puts you more at ease once your settled in and observe all the pro auditions being taken.
    Neida S.
    6/15/2020
    Great experience from arrival to exit; I loved my cleaning, exam explanation by DDS and options for payment! Great bunch of people that care!
    Andrew V.
    8/29/2020
    Very good experience overall.
    Chen X.
    4/24/2018
  • Macy is the BEST at gag free dental X-rays. Super fast, personable and caring. She shows that she knows what the patient experiences and uses that to make you as comfortable as possible. Well done!
    Jodee L.
    7/20/2020
    positive review 
    Everyone on their team is friendly, welcoming and professional. They do great work. Its a nice office. I really like that they offer Netflix and headphones during the procedure. I no longer dread dental appointments since i found Kyle Parkway Dentistry. Its always a pleasant experience. I highly recommend Kyle Parkway Dentistry.
    Thank you,
    Brad
    Brad F.
    8/31/2018
    I have used multiple dentist over the years and this has been hands down the best one. The dentist and staff were so nice!
    Chris G.
    4/24/2017
  • Quick, easy, and extremely polite staff!
    David W.
    4/24/2018
    I honestly NEVER write reviews, but I was compelled to write this one because I feel that Dr. Dholariya and his entire staff deserve this review and your business. From the moment I scheduled my appointment until the moment I walked out of the office, the staff were all very polite, attentive and most importantly their goal was to address anything that I was concerned about with my dental health. I hadn’t had my teeth cleaned in a couple of years and I was concerned that I may have a few cavities (I did) and I had some sensitivity in my mouth. The hygienist Paul and Dr. Dholariya were very thorough and gentle. I had no pain in the sensitive areas while my teeth were being cleaned and examined. I must also note that they have all the latest technology to ensure they catch all the cavities that they can not with X-rays and a manual exam!! I was really impressed and will definitely be back. If you are hesitant to see a dentist because of pain or fear, you have to go to this office. They will take care of you!
    Sarah K.
    6/24/2018
    If you are scared of going to the dentist, like I am, this is the place to go. From the time you come in the door, you are treated with friendliness. And great care is taken to having a painless experience. I am a big chicken and I highly recommend Kyle Parkway Dentistry!
    Diane G.
    6/16/2020
  • By far this has been the most positive experience I have ever had at at a dentist. Paul was my dental hygienist and he was very polite and respectful. He Explained everything very well. And I did not have any pain or discomfort during my cleaning. I have avoided going to the dentist for several years because of the previous experiences I have had.
    Kerri S.
    6/27/2019
    Dr McConnell communicates well & gives me all the treatment options. Paul, hygienist, makes me feel comfortable for cleanings and so friendly! Front desk super quick and nice. Plus text reminders make it easy!
    Joy C.
    5/06/2019
    Brought my son here just yesterday. Iazon was very comfortable and felt good about his visit. Thank you Kyle Parkway Dentistry Team!! A special thanks to Emily and Cecily.
    Liz R.
    4/24/2018
  • I had a tooth extracted the whole process from beginning to end was so painless he took out the tooth and it was like nothing best dentist I've ever been to..
    Mary I.
    4/19/2017
    Soo after about a week searching for a new dentist, I came across Kyle Parkway Dentistry and I'm sooo glad I did. I had the most ahhmazing experience from the time I entered the door until the time I left. The wait time was maybe two-three mins max, the staff were very nice, professional & helpful!!! Now mind you I'm terrified of dental appts, but for some reason I felt sooooo relaxed in that chair. The atmosphere was very calming and just felt like I was at hm in my recliner LOL!! I TOTALLLLLY RECOMMEND THIS PLACE TO ANYBODY LOOKING!!!!
    Cynthia H.
    4/24/2018
    I had a wonderful experience today. I had a small emergency and asked for the quickest appointment and it ended up being just 2 hours away. Everyone was super nice too. I’m not good at remembering names but the 2 that helped me out were very sweet and easy to talk to. I’m usually very nervous at the dentist but I wasn’t this time. They kept me calm and told me what they were doing before they did it which is amazing. 5 stars.
    Royce
    3/14/2023
  • Kyle Parkway Dentistry is awesome!! The staff was kind and polite! The dental assistant Cecily was so friendly and always had a smile on her face! Dr. D is a great dentist and I highly recommend him to anyone searching for a new dentist! Their office is very modern and very clean!! So glad I found them!
    Priscilla C.
    4/24/2017
    Went in without an appt. An they took me in an helped no question asked. I received EXCELLENT service an care. JUS moved back here from Houston an found a home with kyle parkway dentistry!! I would like to thank them an there BEAUTIFUL staff
    Gil D.
    4/24/2018
    Lovely dental office with kind, funny, personable staff. Each visit has been a pleasant experience. It's nice to have a go-to dental office that I can trust!
    caleb c.
    3/24/2019
  • OK so I am one of those people that gets super nervous for the dentist— especially if I need any treatments done. I cannot say enough how much I would recommend Kyle Parkway Dentistry— I saw Dr. Z and she is AMAZING. And the dental assistant Katherine (I hope I’m spelling her name right! Also, sad she is moving! :( ) was also amazing!! The two of them made me feel instantly more calm and relaxed and made my treatment as comfortable as possible. Dr. Z talked me through everything and made me feel so relaxed. (Not to mention they got everything done pretty darn quick!) I love that she listens to my questions and answers with compassion and knowledge— they genuinely wanted me to be as comfortable as possible, and that means everything!!! Also the front desk girls are so sweet and helpful. I recommend and will continue seeing Dr. Z! And definitely won’t be as nervous from now on :). Thank you thank you thank you!!
    Jessica M.
    4/22/2021
    They were extremely friendly and helpful! They made me feel very comfortable. They explained everything thoroughly! I would definitely recommend them!
    I just had hands down the best tooth extraction experience that I've ever had! Doctor D was so gentle! It was painless and over SO quickly! Kyle Parkway Denistry is beyond awesome! I will definitely be using them for ALL my future dental needs!❤
    Francesca S.
    3/05/2021
    I just moved here from out of state had no dental, walked in the office with serious tooth pain and everyone welcomed me and sat me down right away they took x-rays and recieved a root canal that very day! I was in so much pain but so pleased with the hospitality and compassion this family had! I will permantly be a custom to kyle parkway dentistry!
    Ashley L.
    3/24/2019
  • Every time I visit Kyle Dentistry I am so glad I went. They ease my nerves & assure me that everything will be fine & it always is. The staff is genuinely friendly & caring and that is true superior customer service. I’d give more than 5 stars if available. ✨⭐️
    J F.
    3/02/2022
    Customer service was great. The entire staff was friendly and explained everything. Very professional.
    Arnold K.
    5/24/2018
    These doctors and staff are always so friendly and provide great care! I've always felt very well taken care of with emphasis placed on health and prevention each visit. They make the experience very easy for kids also. Each time my kids have received cleanings or fillings they make them feel so comfortable and at ease. Their dental savings plan has been a great deal for our family. As a business owner myself, the friendly service and detailed care make it so easy to highly recommend Dr. D and the team!
    Ryan B.
    9/13/2019
  • Thank You to all the staff for making me feel welcome and comfortable during my visit.
    Janie A.
    4/24/2018
    OK so I am one of those people that gets super nervous for the dentist— especially if I need any treatments done. I cannot say enough how much I would recommend Kyle Parkway Dentistry— I saw Dr. Z and she is AMAZING. And the dental assistant Katherine (I hope I’m spelling her name right! Also, sad she is moving! :( ) was also amazing!! The two of them made me feel instantly more calm and relaxed and made my treatment as comfortable as possible. Dr. Z talked me through everything and made me feel so relaxed. (Not to mention they got everything done pretty darn quick!) I love that she listens to my questions and answers with sympathy, kindness and knowledge— they genuinely wanted me to be as comfortable as possible, and that means everything!!! Also the front desk girls are so sweet and helpful. I recommend and will continue seeing Dr. Z! And definitely won’t be as nervous from now on :). Thank you thank you thank you!!
    Jessica M.
    4/21/2021
    The staff was friendly, professional, and I honestly don’t think I’ve laughed as much during a dentist appointment as I did today.
    Kathryn T.
    7/24/2018
  • My daughter is now a patient here and she loved it. Everyone was so welcoming and friendly especially with my grand baby! Really nice and comfy inside too!
    Betsy V.
    1/27/2017
    We had an emergency visit and they treated my mom so well. She was nervous but they explained everything in detail!! Definitely sold me on their customer service
    Vicky A.
    9/08/2020
    Had a great experience, it was a great surprise with the Dentist called two after my procedure to check on me and to see if there was any thing I needed. He even made sure all my questions were answered, Great group
    Ray H.
    6/25/2019
  • I’ve never felt more comfortable in an dentist office before! They are absolutely pleasant, very gentle with folks with anxiety issues related to dentists! They’re affordable and even offer payment plans with or without a credit check. Should’ve went to them a long time ago
    Tay J.
    10/05/2019
    It was great very nice staff awesome serveice. Gental and non pushy doctor and amazing assistants. p.s they let you watch Netflix during cleaning
    Colorlessking 8.
    4/17/2019
    Great experience. Great atmosphere. Everythjng was thoroughly explained. It made me very comfortable.
    Shawn Z.
    4/24/2018
  • I had a dental emergency and my usual dentist was closed (On a Friday???). When I called, they said that they were able to help me right away. Kyle Parkway Dentistry operates professionally, efficiently and friendly. From Lexi the receptionist to Dr. Z, the whole experience was great! I recommend them to everyone!
    Glenn B.
    2/29/2020
    Wow!! I had a great experience here when I came to fix a small problem. Will be coming back soon
    Cali
    1/24/2019
    Great customer service and doctors. Made sure I understood everything and I was served in a timely manner!!
    bianca b.
    3/24/2019
  • I arrived a bit early so I could fill out paperwork. The staff is very friendly as was Dr. McConnel. I’m always a little nervous, but had no problems at all. I was very happy with the service.
    cindy l.
    8/24/2018
    I actually enjoyed my visit to the dentist!The office was beautiful and I was met by a very friendly and efficient receptionist. All of the other people that I met were also friendly and efficient. Everyone knew their job and did it with pride. They were informative but not overwhelming. I loved being given options for future work and was pleased to be given all of the prices also. I never felt pressured. Thanks for a great experience. I will be seeing you soon.
    Sharon F.
    12/24/2018
    From the front desk, dental hygienist, to check out everyone was very cordial. Dr. D was very patience with me on my concerns regarding my teeth. Super nice.... he answered all my concerns I had & is very knowledgeable and actually cares, I highly recommend Kyle Parkway Denistry!!!
    Antonia P.
    2/24/2019
  • I am a nervous dentist patient. This office was extremely comforting, informed, and incredibly helpful. Glad I called to make and appt!
    Logan T.
    4/24/2018
    positive review 
    They have great, encouraging staff that always keep it professional and get you in and out quickly
    Dayna B.
    4/01/2019
    My first visit was great staff was very helpful and nice and Very good on price plans, I personaly can't wait for my next visit.
    Salazar M.
    4/24/2017