Dental Sealants

We can protect your molars with dental sealants.


Dental Sealants at GoSmiles Dentistry

If you are cavity-prone and need lasting solutions to help you maintain your oral health between visits, our dentists may recommend dental sealants in our Gainesville and Herndon office. This painless treatment is proven to help children and adults prevent dental decay. So, give us a call today and set up your appointment for sealants at GoSmiles Dentistry.

Who should get sealants?

  • Children, once their first permanent, adult molars appear (usually between the ages of 5 and 7)
  • Children, once their second permanent molar appear (usually between ages 11 and 14)
  • Children with large pits or grooves that need extra protection
  • Some teens and adults should also get sealants to protect their teeth

What are dental sealants?

A sealant is a preventive dental treatment that our dentists may recommend to protect patients’ teeth from decay. A dental sealant is made of a clear or tooth-colored resin material, which is painted onto the chewing surface of teeth. By blocking out the bacteria and food debris that lead to tooth decay, the sealant prevents decay and cavities. The dental sealant forms a smooth coating over the natural pits and grooves of the tooth surface, which also makes it easier to effectively clean teeth with normal brushing.

Dental sealants are most often recommended for children. Our dentists frequently recommends sealants for the permanent molars as soon as they come in, usually between the ages of 6 and 12 years. We may also recommend dental sealants for adult patients whose teeth are prone to decay or have not been restored or suffered from decay in the past. We can apply dental sealants in just one short, comfortable visit to our practice.

Sealants can be a powerful tool in preventing decay and keeping your smile healthy. To learn more about dental sealants and how we can keep your smile in good health, we welcome you to call or visit our office today.