Sealants

Sealants are liquid coatings that harden on the chewing surfaces of teeth and are showing a great deal of effectiveness in preventing cavities — even on teeth where decay has begun.

Sealants are liquid coatings that harden on the chewing surfaces of teeth and are showing a great deal of effectiveness in preventing cavities—even on teeth where decay has begun.

The pits and grooves of your teeth are prime areas for opportunistic decay. Even regular brushing sometimes misses these intricate structures on the chewing surfaces of your teeth.

The sealants are applied to the chewing surfaces and are designed to prevent the intrusion of bacteria and other debris into the deep crevices on the tops of teeth.

Sealants actually were developed about 50 years ago, but didn’t become commonly used until the 1970s. Today, sealants are becoming widely popular and effective; young children are great candidates for preventative measures like sealants (especially on molars) because in many cases, decay has not set in. Even on teeth where decay is present, sealants have been shown to fight additional damage.

Application

Sealants are applied by first cleaning the tooth surface. The procedure is followed by “etching” the tooth with a chemical substance, which allows the sealant to better adhere. After the sealant is applied, a warm light source is directed to the site to promote faster drying. Sealants usually need re-application every five to 10 years.

Testimonials

Helpful and professional

The office staff is very helpful and professional. Dr Listopad makes you feel at ease and takes his time with our family. He answers all of our questions and concerns. He is very friendly too, he always asks how we are doing before the examination. We have been coming for many years and looking forward to coming many more.

Liz K.
January 25, 2020

Recommend to everyone

Dr. Listopad is a great dentist, nice, friendly and helpful people working there. When you need an emergency, they are taking you right away! Using this dental office for many years now, and recommend to everyone who is looking for a great place!

Anna S.
August 13, 2019

Always professional

Only place I will go for my dental work. I had a cleaning today and they are so great.

Kerry B.
March 07, 2017

Professional and pleasant

Thorough, competent, professional and pleasant —those are the reasons Dr. LISTOPAD is my family’s dentist. Not once over the years has he recommended work that was not absolutely necessary. His goal has been to preserve and maintain what nature put there,—my top priority in a dental professional.

Hawkins R.
July 22, 2019

1st visit

Everyone was very friendly and helpful. I felt comfortable and confidant that I was receiving good care and good advice on taking care of my teeth.

Anonymous
May 10, 2017

 

Toothache issues

Services were excellent. Quick, all the staff was very pleasant, not to mention Dr. Tammy. Very professional and prompt. I would highly recommend this dentist.

Delroy R.
April 19, 2017

Painless and quick

Very professional competent and gentle. The procedure was painless and very quick. Dr. Listopad is the kind of dentist that you want. He explained everything as he worked on my mouth. The price was very fair and if you need an Excellent Dental Office this is the place.

Michael C.
February 4, 2020