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Mon. 8:30am - 7:00pm
Tues. 7:00am - 5:00pm
Wed. 8:00am - 7:00pm
Thurs. 8:00am - 8:00pm
Fri. 8:00am - 2:30pm
Sat. 9:00am - 2:00pm (once a month)

Dental Sealants

A dental sealant is a thin plastic coating that covers the chewing surfaces of back teeth (molars) to prevent tooth decay. Most decay occurs on the chewing surfaces of molars. These chewing surfaces can have natural pits and grooves that trap plaque and food particles. Routine brushing cannot remove the plaque and food particles trapped in these pits and grooves. Sealants prevent decay and save the structure of the natural tooth by filling in the pits and grooves and leaving a smooth surface that is easy to clean with normal brushing.

It is best if the sealant is applied soon after the molars have erupted, before the teeth have a chance to develop decay. Sealants can be clear, white, or slightly tinted and cannot be seen when a child talks or smiles. Getting sealants is a painless process that only takes minutes.