Dental Sealants: Things You Don’t Need To Worry About

February 2, 2017

Have you been spending some serious time thinking about bringing your child in for dental sealants? If you’ve been feeling uncertain about sealants because of rumors you’ve been hearing from friends (or doubts that are creeping up in your own imagination), then we encourage you to take our advice. We offer the factual, expert explanations you want regarding why giving your child access to the wealth of advantages sealants offer is a good thing!

You Can’t See Them

Your child isn’t going to be teased for his or her sealants because you cannot see them. We can see them, of course. However, they’re very thin and clear, so placement will only provide your child’s oral health with protection.

You Can’t Feel Them

Your little one won’t be able to feel them either. Eating, speaking, brushing, flossing will all remain the same. The only thing that will change? Brushing will become more effective because food and bacteria won’t become trapped in back chewing surface grooves.

They Won’t Trap Bacteria

You may have heard that dental sealants offer amazing benefits but that they can trap bacteria under them. This is not something you need to worry about. We thoroughly cleanse and prep the tooth in question to ensure the only thing the sealant does is keep bacteria out.

They Last

This isn’t some great treatment that offers benefits for only a month. Instead, it’s a long-term solution that can guide children well into their teen years with exceptional protection against tooth decay. How is that possible? Dental sealants can last 10 years! That could be from age eight to 18!


At Lake Orion Family Dentistry, Dr. Brad Greenfield works to improve patients’ wellbeing, as well as their oral health, and he is proud to offer holistic, 100% metal-free dentistry. To learn more, or to schedule a dental appointment, call our office in Lake Orion, MI, today at 248-693-6213. We proudly welcome patients and families from around Lake Orion, MI, as well as Auburn Hills, Rochester Hills, Clarkston, Oxford, all surrounding communities.

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General Dentistry

General dental care provides preventive services along with feedback about your oral health. We provide important oral health reviews for patients of all ages.

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Advanced Dentistry

The right solution for an active oral health issue can give you more confidence in your smile along with the support to bite and chew comfortably.

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Children’s Dentistry

We strive to make every visit comfortable for the kids who depend on us, and we provide reviews and protection that helps you keep them safe from oral health threats.

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Cosmetic Dentistry

We offer conservative, lasting solutions to the flaws that rob people of confidence in the way they look when they speak and smile.