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Dental Sealants

Young children may not always practice proper dental care, leaving their teeth susceptible to cavities and decay caused by bacteria.

Dental sealants applied by Children's Dental of Waltham's pediatric dentists can protect your child's teeth from bacteria and decay.

How do our Waltham, MA, dentists use safe, trusted dental sealants to keep your child's teeth healthy? Find out more...

The Application Process Is Simple and Painless

Child receiving a dental sealant
The sealant is literally "painted" onto your child's tooth enamel with a small dental brush. Think of it like a superhero shield that repels cavity-causing bacteria, reducing the risk of tooth decay, loss, and pain. This is why our team of dental professionals recommend dental sealants for their young patients. Contact our Waltham, MA, practice to learn more.

What Are Dental Sealants Made From?

Dental sealants are basically a type of safe, liquid plastic, made from restorative (composite) material.  

Six Benefits of Dental Sealants

Dental sealants can have a significant impact on your child's oral health. Among their many benefits are:

Reduces Risk of Decay

The CDC reports that 50 percent of cavities are prevented over four years after the sealant is applied.

Lowers Dental Costs

Fewer cavities and less decay mean less expensive appointments for fillings, crowns, or extractions.

Preventative Education

Applying dental sealants is a good way to teach a young one about the importance of preventive dentistry.

Affordable

The preventive treatment is usually covered by insurance, either partially or fully.

Protects Chewing Surfaces

Many teeth, especially back teeth like molars, have grooves on the chewing surface that can trap bacteria. Treatment from our experienced dentists can seal them to protect molars from damage.

Fast and Painless

The procedure requires no numbing anesthesia and only takes a few minutes, even for multiple teeth.

Why Choose Us for Dental Sealants Treatment

  • Our welcoming practice is designed to meet the needs of younger patients and includes high-tech toys in our safe, clean play area.
  • Our team speaks many languages including English, Spanish, Italian, Ukrainian, Romanian, and Russian.
  • Our motto is "A Gentle Approach to Little Folks," meaning our staff does everything possible to put children at ease.
  • Drs. Gutnichenko and Brambila have many decades of top-level education and pediatric dental experience between them.
  • Our fun, family-friendly practice accepts CareCredit® financing to make out-of-pocket costs more affordable.

Our Patients Give Us Five-Star Reviews

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Jessica Vining

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Exceptional service and professionally friendly environment. My whole family patronize this dental associates. I am a walking billboard for their business.

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Staff is awesome very friendly with my children and also caring. Kids and I feel safe with them and trust them very much...I highly recommend Children’s Dental Center of Waltham.

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The Dental Sealants Process

Day of Procedure

Preparation

Your child's teeth will be gently cleaned to prepare them for sealant application.

Application

The dentist will carefully paint the liquid sealant onto each individual tooth.

UV Light

A harmless UV light will harden the sealant so it bonds directly to each tooth's enamel. 

Results

After application, sugars and food particles will come into contact with the sealant rather than sticking to the enamel. The sealant can last up to nine years but could possibly wear off in three to five years. Re-application may be necessary at that time. 

Continue to Practice Good Oral Hygiene after Treatment

Dental sealants are not a replacement for healthy oral hygiene habits. After receiving dental sealants, children should continue brushing and flossing regularly. Our dentists recommend that parents should buy their children toothpaste that contains fluoride to further prevent cavities and tooth decay.

Team at Children's Dental of Waltham

Children's Dental of Waltham General Dentistry for Kids

Our team is here to help your child understand the importance of a healthy smile. We offer a range of pediatric dental treatments including first-time dental examinations and extractions. We also offer:

  • Flexible financing options
  • In-office entertainment for kids
  • Sedation dentistry with nitrous oxide
  • Multilingual services

Contact us online or call us at (781) 899-7070 to schedule an appointment today!

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