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Dental Sealants to Protect Your Smile Gainesville, GA
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When it comes to life, there are just some things that are harder than others. Maintaining a proper budget, staying on a healthy diet, exercising regularly, drinking enough water – these are often hard for most people. Yet, maintaining a healthy smile does not need to be on the list of “hard to do.” With regular brushing, flossing, and professional dental cleanings your smile can stay healthy. There is also another tool that has been used for decades to protect the teeth to help ensure that they stay strong and cavity-free: dental sealants.

Dental sealants benefit patients of all ages by “sealing out” harmful bacteria, sugars, acids, and food particles that attack the back teeth on a daily basis. These back teeth, the pre-molars and molars, are often difficult to clean and keep clean because of their rough surfaces. These teeth are made for chewing foods, and their uneven surfaces are made up of deep groove and pits where bacteria and food particles can become trapped.

Here’s what you need to know about dental sealants:

  • They are plastic coatings that are painted on the back teeth.
  • Dental sealants are a pain-free treatment.
  • Applied after a thorough cleaning, dental sealants are hardened with a special curing light so that they bond with the teeth.
  • Dental sealants can last 2-4 years.
  • Dental sealants are beneficial for patients of all ages.

Dental sealants have been commonly used on children to help protect their developing teeth as children mature and learn to care for their teeth. Yet, dental sealants are just as beneficial for adults. Adults who are cavity prone or who are simply committed to protecting their smiles, only need to request to have dental sealants applied to their teeth. Your dentist is happy to comply with anything that benefits the health of your smile!

Please contact Gainesville Dental Group today to schedule your next dental cleaning. Ask about dental sealants and how they can benefit you and your entire family. We look forward to partnering with you in your oral health.

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.