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Dental sealants are highly effective in preventing the occurrence of cavities and tooth decay on a child’s back molars. The treatment consists of sealing off the deep pits and fissures that are commonly found on back teeth. These areas are home to roughly 75 percent of all tooth decay, and they can be incredibly difficult to reach even with proper brushing and flossing techniques. By sealing these areas off and making them smooth, they become significantly easier to clean and maintain.

Sealants are comprised of a thin layer of plastic that is painted directly on a child’s teeth. The sealant will quickly bond into any depressions and grooves, and form a protective shield over the enamel of each tooth.

The process of applying dental sealants is very quick and easy, and it can be completed in just one visit. The first step is to thoroughly clean and dry any tooth that is designated for sealing. Next, an etching solution is used to roughen the surface of the teeth. This allows the teeth to easily bond with the acrylic coating. At this point, sealant will be painted directly on the surface of the teeth in a process that only takes a couple of minutes per tooth.

If you would like to learn more about dental sealants and how they can be used to protect your child’s teeth, please call us at (302) 213-3300 to schedule an appointment.

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"Just went for my sons first ever visit to the dentist and my friend had recommended this location to us. Went there and it was absolutely wonderful. Everyone was super friendly and my son had a great time. The play area, known as the "Smile Zone" is wonderful for relaxing kids before they have to see the dentist. Then the staff there is super nice and friendly which makes it even better for the kids. Definitely going to continue to take my son there!"

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"Where do I begin as my children are new patients this Practice by far is the best Pediatric Dental Office I have ever seen or experienced! From the pleasant staff to the top notch service! Kid friendly is an understatement from the comfortable lounge area to the free arcade. The technicians we amazing my children are asking when do we go back! Extremely happy with my decision to take my children here thank you! We are here to stay!!!"

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"I love the facility, the people, and the caliber of care of Gentle Smiles. My daughter went from scared of the dentist to excited to go, and that is after this team had to spend extra time cleaning her teeth from the years of build-up that our previous dentist left. I love that they allow you to stay with your child during dental work, should you desire to. I now carry Gentle Smiles business cards with me to give to people I know."

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