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Reasons Why Adults Get Dental Sealants Gainesville, GA
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Dental sealants are for kids, right? Not necessarily. Sealants are one of the most valued tools in preventative dentistry, as they provide a layer of protection for teeth that are vulnerable to cavities. While this treatment is commonly offered to pediatric patients, adults can also benefit from dental sealants.

Sealants are meant to “seal out” tooth decay by adding a thin coating of clear plastic to the molars. These back teeth contain the most grooves and pits, and they are also the teeth that are hardest to clean. For this reason, permanent molars commonly attract cavities, and dental sealants can help to prevent this.

Children hit their “cavity-prone” years from about age 6 to age 4, which is when your dentist will most likely recommend dental sealants for your child. Sealants have been shown to reduce childhood tooth decay by more than 70%. However, this same highly effective preventative treatment can also protect an adult’s smile.

Just like kids, adults get cavities. If are deemed at a moderate to high risk of tooth decay, you may qualify for dental sealants. Such cases include adult patients who have:

  • Deep pits, ridges and grooves in the back teeth
  • Frequent cavities on the surrounding teeth
  • Dexterity issues that prevent them from cleaning the molars well
  • Health conditions that make decay more prevalent (diabetes, dry mouth, etc)

Keep in mind that sealants are designed to keep healthy teeth healthy, which means they cannot be applied to a tooth that already has a cavity or filling. Fortunately, getting dental sealants is one of the most affordable, painless and quickest treatments in dentistry. In just minutes, the coating is gently painted on the teeth and allowed to dry. You may have to get used to a new feeling when you bite down, but this is a sight and temporary adjustment. While your dental sealants won’t last forever, they’ll give a nice return on your small investment by protecting your smile from cavities for up to 10 years!

If you think you could benefit from dental sealants as an adult, let us know. At Gainesville Dental Group, we proudly offer dental sealants as an easy means to keep your smile healthy and strong!

The Gainesville Dental Group
1026 Thompson Bridge Road
Gainesville, GA 30501
(770) 297-0401
Monday & Tuesday 8:30 AM – 7:00 PM
Wednesday & Thursday 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Friday 8:30 AM – 2:00 PM

Posted on behalf of Gainesville Dental Group

Our Patient Reviews

Bev M.

Very happy with the staff at Gainesville Dental Group. The doctors are caring and experienced. I never am left in the waiting room. The hygienist always ask thorough questions and report to the doctor before the exam, saving me from having to repeat everything. Highly recommend.

Dennis C.

I came to Gainesville Dental Group with a crown that was in bad shape and painful. Dr. Vetter was very knowledgeable about what needed to be done and went to great lengths to ensure the treatment to resolve the problem was in my best interest. He and assistant Sarah Riley were very professional yet personable. They worked together seamlessly in a manner that put me at ease and were very focused on fixing the tooth. Any physical discomfort was minimal and both Dr. Vetter and Sarah were encouraging and positive. A very good experience.

Sarah R.

I come to Gainesville Dental Group for my routine cleanings and absolutely love it! It’s very clean and I love how up to date they are with digital X-rays and photos of the teeth. I had to have a filling and they were able to point out on the screen where my cavity was on the X-ray. It’s much easier getting the work done when you have an understanding of what the doctor is doing! Dr. Vetter did my filling and the whole procedure was pain free! I can’t say enough good things about this group!

Linda H.

Dr. Gannon and Hannah were great. They talked me thru my procedure and made sure I was comfortable and pain free. The office was friendly and pleasant. My hubby and son have used them and liked them. I've found a new dentist! Thank You GDG.

Candace C.

Since I started my orthodontic treatment fifteen months ago, the staff at Gainesville Dental Group have been exceptional. Dr. Vetter is so kind and energetic and Kim puts you at ease while she works miracles! I am thrilled at my results and that they worked within my timeframe. I gladly recommend The Gainesville Dental Group for a personalized experience. Thank you!

Kayla B.

The whole office staff is amazing! Super friendly and helpful. Dr. Gannon has always been very nice and does great work! My husband sees Dr. Vetter and has only good things to say as well. I highly recommend this office!

Lorrie M.

This is by far the best dental group I have been to in a long time. The staff is wonderful and caring. From the front office to the Dentists are a class act. Very kind and explain step by step. High quality work. Don't plan on going anywhere else. My husband has had the same experience. Do yourself a favor and check them out. Tell them Lorrie sent you

Bruce Y.

Great dental visit! Went in for annual cleaning and x-rays. Donna did an awesome job and pointed out a potential issue which she brought up to the doctor who concurred. It was an excellent visit. Thank you to the "team" @ Gainesville Dental Group.

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Contact Us

1026 Thompson Bridge Road
Gainesville GA, 30501

Tel: (770) 297-0401

Opening Hours

Monday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Our office is open for normal business hours and we are following all ADA/CDC guidelines to ensure staff and patient safety.