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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

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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.  

Five 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.


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.

Help Your Child Take the First Step Towards a Lifetime of Healthy, Beautiful Smiles

The state of your child's dental health can have far-reaching effects for years to come. Helping them maintain good dental habits and attend regular checkups will encourage strong teeth, healthy gums, and a sense of confidence every time they look in the mirror. If you want to set your child on course for a lifetime of excellent oral health, there's no better time to start than now, and no better place to start than Children's Dental of Waltham.   

From preventative treatment with sealants to emergency care, our dentists are here for all of your child's dental health needs. Drs. Yelena Gutnichenko and Carmen Brambila love working with patients from early childhood all the way through to young adulthood. They are excited to form a long-term relationship with you and your family to ensure your children receive the finest care and enjoy all the benefits of a healthy smile.

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We've designed our office to be a warm, welcoming environment for young patients and their parents.

To request an appointment for your child at our practice in Waltham, MA, contact us online or call us at: 


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Why Choose Us for Dental Sealants Treatment

  • Our welcoming practice in Waltham, MA, 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," which means 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.

Are Sealants for Adults, Too?

Absolutely! Sealants can help patients of all ages protect their teeth from cavities. They are commonly provided as a preventative dentistry treatment at practices for older patients as well.

So although sealants are especially important in pediatric dentistry, they provide patients of all ages with years of increased protection against the bacteria caused by sugary snacks and food debris. Early intervention with a sealant can help your child avoid additional treatments to address more complex issues down the line, but this solution can help you, too. Don't hesitate to ask your dentist about sealants during your next visit!

Is Getting a Sealant Applied Painful?

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You and your child can rest assured that there is no pain associated with placing a dental sealant. This is a gentle procedure that doesn't involve any potentially frightening tools, loud noises, or anesthetic needles. Your child's dentist will simply apply a thin layer of material onto the teeth and bond it in place with a UV light.

However, we know that receiving even the simplest dental care can be an intense experience for some young patients. As a practice that focuses exclusively on pediatric patients, we'll take the extra steps to ensure your child feels safe and comfortable with us. You will always be allowed to accompany your child into the treatment room to help calm and reassure them. If your child has a special toy or blanket that gives them comfort, you are more than welcome to bring it with you on the day of your appointment at our office in Waltham.

The Dental Sealants Process

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


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

While dental sealants provide important protection against tooth decay, they are not a replacement for healthy oral hygiene habits. After receiving dental sealants, children should continue brushing and flossing regularly, paying special attention to the back teeth. Our dentists recommend that parents should buy their children toothpaste that contains fluoride to further prevent cavities and tooth decay.

Will Insurance Cover My Child's Sealants?

Because sealants provide necessary protection against tooth decay, they are almost always covered by dental insurance. We'll be happy to help you navigate your benefits and maximize your coverage during your visit to our Waltham, MA, practice.

We believe that every child deserves a healthy smile regardless of whether they are covered by a dental insurance plan. This is why we accept financing through CareCredit®, a lender that offers loans with little or no interest and flexible monthly payment plans that can keep your child's dental care affordable on virtually any budget.

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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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