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Dental Sealants Fort Mill, SC
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One of the greatest ways that you can ensure that your smile is beautiful for years and years to come is by taking care of it with preventative measures. Prevention requires active participation by brushing your teeth at least twice a day, flossing daily, and visiting your dentist on a regular basis for cleanings and checkups. Yet, there is one more way that you can participate in oral care prevention that requires no effort at all – dental sealants.

Dental sealants are one of the most effective ways of protecting the teeth from cavities and decay, yet they are underused simply because many people do not fully appreciate all that they do. Dental sealants are plastic coatings that are painted onto the molars and premolars in order to “seal out” bacteria and food particles that lead to decay. Many parents choose to have dental sealants applied to their young children’s teeth, yet they often do not realize that this same prevention is available to them as well.

The premolars and molars are the most common teeth affected by decay. The deep grooves, pits, and fissures within these teeth commonly trap bacteria. Brushing these back teeth is often not enough to remove tiny particles trapped within the rough surfaces of these teeth, and floss is not designed to clean these areas. Dental sealants create a barrier on these teeth so that particles do not become trapped.

Dental sealants are painless and quick in application. After the teeth have been thoroughly cleaned, the teeth will be ready for dental sealants. A special coating is painted on the premolars and/or molars, and the coating is hardened with a special curing light so that the coating will immediately bond with the tooth enamel. This coating is a special plastic material that is designed to seep into the deep fissures and grooves of the back teeth in order to create a blockade against harmful matters that enter the mouth through foods and beverages. As long as the dental sealants remain securely in place, the teeth are fully protected from decay – without any added work on your part. This added protection is extremely beneficial for children and adolescents who are learning to care for their teeth and whose mouths are continually developing. However, adults can also benefit greatly from dental sealants in order to protect their permanent teeth which are also susceptible to cavities, damage, and decay. Dental sealants typically last from 2-4 years, and they are checked at each dental visit in order to ensure that they are properly secure. Reapplication is as simple as the first application.

Contact Gold Hill Dentistry to learn more about dental sealants and how you can take advantage of this outstanding dental prevention procedure.

Posted on behalf of Gold Hill Dentistry

2848 Pleasant Road, #104
Fort Mill, SC 29708

Phone: (803) 547-4466

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Gold Hill Dentistry

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"When I moved I tried another dental practice. Mistake. Now I drive an hour to still use Gold Hill Dentistry. Everyone from the administrative staff to the dentist are professional, kind, and good at what they do."


"This was my first appointment with Gold Hill Dentistry so I didn’t exactly know what to expect. However prior to my visit I did google their reviews which were exceptional. That being said, my first visit certainly align with their online reviews! Gold Hill Dentistry’s staff were warm, professional but personable, and they made me feel very comfortable from the moment I entered their office and throughout the entire time services were performed. My cleaning results were great and my teeth and gums felt wonderful! I look forward to a long relationship with Gold Hill Dentistry!"


"As soon as you walk in you are greeted like family. Very clean, homie feeling office. Staff and Dr. Setty super friendly, kind and professional."


"Gold Hill Dentistry is the absolute best! From the front desk, to the hygienists, to the doctor, they were all great. They bent over backwards to accommodate my special health situation and urgent scheduling needs. And the drilling/filling they did was the quickest and most painless I've ever had. Don't think twice about making them your new go-to for dental work."


"Office Staff, dental hygienists, and the dentists are all wonderful. Always friendly, helpful, professional and excellent. With so many "doc in the box" dental centers popping up, Gold Hill is a welcome exception where personal service and attention matter. (I should mention too, that the service does not come at premium cost - they take insurance and their rates are competitive and reasonable). Highly recommend Gold Hill Dentistry."


"I really like Gold Hill Dentistry. Everyone is very very friendly and helpful. They are really concerned about your care."

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2848 Pleasant Road, #104
Fort Mill, SC 29708

Phone: (803) 547-4466