Dental Sealants in Kennesaw, GA
Protect Your Smile from Decay
No More Cavities
Great for Kids, Teens & Adults
A dental sealant is a clear material that’s painted onto your tooth’s surface. This process “seals” the pits and grooves of your teeth, acting as a shield that blocks out germs and keeps bacteria from damaging your enamel.
We often recommend dental sealants for children and teens, as they’re usually less diligent about brushing and flossing. But a dental sealant treatment can benefit you at any age.
Ask about adding a sealant treatment during your next teeth cleaning visit!
Dental Sealant Process
- We’ll start with a clean mouth (this is a great treatment to get at the end of your dental cleaning)
- Your hygienist will paint a thin layer of protective resin on the surface of your teeth
- Make sure you wait an hour before drinking or eating anything
That’s it! A sealant treatment protects against 80% of cavities for 2 years.
Don’t Forget to Brush!
A dental sealant treatment is meant to help protect your teeth against decay… but it’s not a replacement for at-home oral hygiene habits. Make sure you brush and floss twice a day and visit us for a routine cleaning and exam every 6 months.
More Protective Treatments Available
Our goal is to ensure taking care of your teeth is easy. In addition to traditional dental sealants, we offer other protective treatments to help you ensure a healthy, long-lasting smile.
Fluoride treatments — A natural mineral that builds strong teeth and prevents cavities. This treatment can be used and applied in the form of a highly concentrated rinse, foam, gel, or varnish.
Sensitivity treatments — Fluoride use can help reduce sensitivity. We also offer desensitizing toothpaste, bonding, and other services.
Ready to Protect Your Smile?
I am beyond thankful to have found a dentist I can trust my entire family with. They go out of their way to provide the best care possible!
Long-Lasting Smiles Start at Hildreth Dental
We believe that keeping your teeth clean, healthy, and bacteria-free shouldn’t be a burden. Dr. Hildreth has years of experience and a commitment to our practice’s mission to help protect your teeth from cavities, decay, and other problems.
Our appointments run efficiently, and we always explain what to expect so there are no surprises. We want you to feel comfortable every time you step into our office so you can be confident about the future of your smile.
Nice to Have
Coffee, music, blankets, pillows — you deserve to enjoy your time at the dentist. We make it easy to relax and take care of your smile.
Good to Have
Your dental sealant and other protective treatments are performed using the best technology and techniques to ensure great results.
We follow strict sterilization protocols and use medical-grade air purifiers, disposable gowns, N95 masks to ensure your safety.
Answers to Your Questions
How long do sealants last on your teeth?
When combined with at-home brushing and flossing, the benefits of our dental sealant treatments will last for years! Dental sealants protect against 80% of cavities for 2 years and 50% of cavities for 4 years. We can replace your sealant in the future as necessary.
How much do dental sealants cost?
This painless procedure runs between $30 to $60 per tooth. Some insurance can help reduce this cost. We also recommend taking advantage of our in-house membership plan to receive 15% off your treatment. When considering the cost of a treatment, make sure to compare it to the cost (in terms of price, time, and health) of not taking care of your teeth. Preventing a problem is always cheaper, easier, and healthier!
Why do I still need to have my teeth cleaned at least twice a year if I have a dental sealant?
Yes. Although at-home care combined with dental sealants help protect against cavities, certain areas of your mouth are difficult to reach and most people experience some plaque and tartar buildup no matter how diligent their dental hygiene habits are. Professional dental cleanings are the extra step needed to keep bacteria-filled tartar from building up and hurting your gums or causing decay.
I’ve been a patient for 12yrs. I’ve always been taking care. The staff has always been wonderful. I look forward to being a patient for the next 12yrs.