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Dental Sealants Gainesville, GA
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There is an old adage that says, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” Preventing diseases is, perhaps, the most beneficial thing that anyone can do when they have the ability to do so. At Gainesville Dental Group, we are happy to offer our patients one of the simplest, yet most effective, dental treatments in order to prevent tooth decay. Dental sealants are thin, plastic coatings that are painted on to the chewing surfaces of the back teeth in order to “seal out” decay. The application of dental sealants is painless and fast, making them the optimal solution for even the most anxious or youngest dental patients.

Having dental sealants applied to the premolars and molars is specifically done to prevent tooth decay. The foods that we eat are made up of sugars. Despite eating the healthiest diet, fruits and vegetables are still made up of natural sugars. As these foods are chewed, the sugars begin to break down inside the mouth and produce acids. Over time, it is these acids that create a cavity in the tooth. A dental cavity – no matter how small or how large – is a form of tooth decay. Preventing such decay from occurring is essential in promoting optimal oral health for the long haul.

The premolars and molars were designed for the specific purpose of crushing, chewing, and breaking down foods. Their uneven and rough surfaces make them ideal for this role. However, it is these uneven surfaces that make cleaning of these back teeth more difficult. There are many grooves and pits in the molars where food particles become trapped. If these food particles are not removed, bacteria and acid collect and begin to eat away at the tooth enamel. Brushing and flossing can only do so much in regards to cleaning these back teeth because neither are designed to reach into these tight and deep areas. Dental sealants have the specific purpose of sealing out food particles and acids from the back teeth. A thin, plastic coating is simply painted onto the surfaces and then hardened with a curing light so that the sealants bond with the teeth. Dental sealants typically last for two to four years, making them worth any out of pocket expense.

Gainesville Dental Group is here to help you achieve and maintain the highest level of oral health. We proudly offer dental sealants to patients of all ages to protect their teeth from damaging decay. Please contact our dental practice to learn more or to schedule an appointment.

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.