Dental Sealants Give Your Teeth an Extra Layer of Protection 

Sometimes tooth-brushing alone isn’t enough. Dental sealants from Valley Hills Dentistry provide simple but highly effective protection against tooth decay, especially where your toothbrush can’t reach.

What Are Dental Sealants?

Dental sealants are thin plastic coatings that bond and harden to fill deep cracks and grooves on tooth surfaces. This makes them smoother and less likely to build up plaque, a sticky layer of bacteria that can cause tooth decay and disease. 

The Benefits of Dental Sealants

Sealing the cracks and grooves in your teeth offers several advantages, including:

  • Cavity protection
  • Long-lasting protection against decay
  • Easier and more effective tooth brushing 

Who Can Benefit from Dental Sealants?

Dental sealants are designed to protect all ages against tooth decay:

  • Children’s permanent teeth
  • Healthy adult teeth
  • Baby teeth, if needed

How Long Do Dental Sealants Last?

  • Typically, dental sealants last between three to five years.
  • If properly maintained, dental sealants can stay intact well into adulthood.
  • If your sealants come loose, schedule an appointment with Dr. Shaw to reapply the dental sealant.

Protect Your Smile and Your Oral Health With Dental Sealants

Schedule an appointment at Valley Hills Dentistry in Hickory, NC, to see if dental sealants are the right choice to safeguard your oral health.

Carolee
I have recently moved to Hickory, and like many things “new“ a Dental Office was on my list. How thrilled am I now that I chose Valley hills Dentistry! This morning my visit with Julia, the hygienist was most informative, efficient and comfortable. She explained every element of the new patient procedures, and gave me tips for a product I have been contemplating. Meeting Dr. Mitchell was also a beneficial experience as he assessed my prior dental decisions and discussed going forward. The receptionist was most welcoming when I arrived and as I was leaving. The team is very professional, very concerned about the patient and asks all the important questions if one happens to be new. Valley Hills Dentistry is a good choice for those of us who want to maintain healthy teeth.
Shannon
Short wait time, easy appointment setting and all the staff that I have interacted with have been FANTASTIC! This truly is a great office.
Kathy
Everyone there is very Pleasant. This was my first visit. But I’m pretty sure I will be going back for all my Dental needs.