Dental One Associates at Beltway
7650 Belair Road, Baltimore, MD 21236

Protect yourself from Decay with Dental Sealants

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Studies have shown that Americans have a 95 percent chance of developing tooth decay at some stage in their lives. To avoid the time, trouble, and cost of treatment, discover the protection of dental sealants.

About Dental Sealants

Dental sealants are thin, plastic coatings applied to the chewing surfaces of molars to prevent food and plaque from collecting in the crevices of these teeth and causing tooth decay. First developed more than 50 years ago, sealants only became a widespread family dentistry treatment in the 1970s. Today, sealants are incredibly popular for their effectiveness as preventive measures in the fight against cavities. The best dentists in Baltimore offer this proven protection.

Ideal Age for Dental Sealants

Did you know that more than 65 percent of cavities are found in the crevices of a child’s teeth due to hidden food and plaque? That’s why children are the ideal candidates for sealants. In addition, experts in family dentistry say that dental sealants are most effective when applied to a tooth as soon it appears and before decay has had a chance to form. For that reason, sealants are perfect for a child’s permanent first molars that come in around age six, as well as their second molars that emerge at about age 12. But adults can also benefit from dental sealants because even placing them on teeth with minimal existing decay has been shown to prevent further damage.

Applying Dental Sealants

The process of applying sealants is quick and painless. A liquid solution is placed over the chewing surfaces of the teeth and allowed to dry for 15 seconds. Next, that solution is rinsed away and the tooth is dried again. Then the sealant material is placed on that area and cured with a special light. The sealant is now hardened and will probably last for many years. However, dental sealants can sometimes chip or fall off over time. If this happens, they should be replaced promptly to maintain dental protection. That’s why dentists always evaluate the condition of dental sealants during regular dental check-ups to be sure they are still effective. According to the best dentists in Baltimore, insurance may cover the procedure, but the decay protection of sealants can save the cost, worry, and pain of later dental care treatment.

To get the dental care you deserve from an affordable dentist in Baltimore, call Dental One Associates at Beltway today at (410) 775-5536 or make an appointment.

Dental One Associates offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Baltimore. With 12 affiliated practices throughout Maryland, our offices are conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Dental One Associates at Beltway, we provide most dental services, from basic preventative care and general dentistry to specialized procedures and complete dental reconstruction. We accept most dental insurance plans and offer affordable financial solutions for any budget. Patient satisfaction is our top priority and we strive to provide the exceptional, affordable dental care and personal touch that lead to lasting relationships. A smiling patient is our greatest reward and we look forward to keeping those smiles healthy, beautiful, and bright. Discover an affordable dentist who truly cares at Dental One Associates at Beltway.

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Marie the hygienist is amazing. She is the most thorough, friendly person I’ve ever been seen by. I was also examined by DR. Patel afterwards. He is so nice. Even the staff is friendly. I was […]
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The Hygenist-Miss Denise was awesome!!! Patient and very descriptive every step of the way.
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We’ve been going there for over 15 years and the front desk knows us and who we are, Dr. Patel is great and the hygienists are too.
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The professionalism of the employees, convenience of office hours and location in relation to where I live. Dr. Patel and assistants were great to work with.
Greg S.
My filling was done quick and I felt absolutely nothing during the procedure nor after. He did a great job!
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Friendly and helpful. I was in pain, and the office was able to help me with insurance issues and to get me into the office the same day.
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Very professional and friendly staff. Dr. Patel is very knowledgeable and always explains what needs to be done and why. He always makes sure I am comfortable and pain free. I neglected my teeth for […]
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Just had scaling done by Hygienist Marie- she was awesome!
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