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.

Dr. Shaw is young but knows what he is doing. Staff are friendly. Dental assistant that I was with a lot for my crown is very nice and shows that she cares. Office is modern and clean.
Great experience, All the staff I interacted with were very friendly...Went in to have a chipped tooth looked at, ended up needing a root canal. Dentist was even able to fit Me in and have me come back later that same day to perform the root canal before the holidays.
Staff is very friendly and caring and the dentist there is very gentle didn’t feel a thing