Advanced Dental Care of Mount Dora
3555 North Highway 19A, Mount Dora, FL 32757

Get All the Answers about Dental Sealants

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Want to protect your child from cavities? Discover how dental sealants can help keep kids cavity-free.

  1. So what are dental sealants?
    Dental sealants are very thin, plastic coatings that get brushed onto the chewing surfaces of a child’s permanent back teeth to help guard them from cavities. They are usually used on children and have become an extremely popular procedure in family dentistry clinics.
  2. How do dental sealants provide cavity protection?
    There are deep grooves in the chewing surfaces of the back teeth, which can trap tooth decay over time. These areas are hard to reach and clean with a toothbrush, but having a pediatric dentist in Mount Dora apply dental sealants over these grooves provides a strong layer of protection that keeps decay at bay.
  3. What’s the appropriate age for a child to get dental sealants?
    According to family dentistry experts, a child can get their first tooth sealants as soon as a molar or premolar erupts, which often occurs around age six, with more molars erupting again between the ages of 11 and 13. But since every child is different, your pediatric dentist in Mount Dora will let you know when your child can get dental sealants.
  4. How long do dental sealants last?
    Family dentistry studies show that tooth sealants can stay strong and effective for many years. If they start to wear over time, your pediatric dentist in Mount Dora can simply reapply them.
  5. Are dental sealants ever used on adults?
    Yes, but these tooth sealants are much common for children. In some cases, dental sealants are used on adults who are at a high risk for cavities and lack prior fillings for protection.

To learn about our family dentistry practice in Mount Dora, call Advanced Dental Care of Mount Dora today at (352) 729-3668 or make an appointment.

Advanced Dental Care offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Mount Dora. With 20 affiliated practices throughout Florida, our offices are conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Advanced Dental Care of Mount Dora, 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 Advanced Dental Care of Mount Dora.

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the absolute best and thorough teeth cleaning that I have ever had.
Vicki W.
Pam is awesome. She is very friendly, polite, and always educates me on what I need to do to keep my teeth healthy. Thanks, Pam.
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For first visit good overall experience
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I am always pleased with the treatment that I receive, I have absolutely no complaints.
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Mario O.
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Procedure handled efficiently and kindly.
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I was so happy they could take me right away.. With a broken tooth, and then needing a bridge. thank You
Anonymous
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Judy J.
From the first phone call to my office visit everyone was super nice and helpful.
Diana G.
Dr. Martin takes the time to make sure everything is perfect!
Leon P.
Great Cleaning and Fluoride treatment as usual
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The best dental experience I have had in my 58 years. The Dr she is the best. Very friendly and professional.
Patrick D.
Great staff. Have an awesome sense of humor. Make me smile every time.
Robert L.
New hygienist was great.
Paul K.
Great care from friendly staff as usual!
Michele P.
Very welcoming reception and professional service for my Dad. Dr. Hughston & staff are wonderful! Worth the drive from Clermont to Mt. Dora.
Anonymous
Had a dental emergency and was in panic mode. The staff is excellent and made me feel at ease. Thank you all !
Michael M.
Jessica and Dr. Martin did a great job with my root canal last week. The experience was better than I expected and I wish I had gone in sooner to get […]
Cynthia D.
My broken-off tooth was extracted in about 1 minute after she started the extraction - almost no discomfort other than pressure. Took one pain pill […]
Joseph L.
I would not keep going to this office for over 30 years if I did not appreciate the people and work done on my teeth.
Alma B.
Office staff were welcoming and friendly. The dental assistants were competent and made me feel at ease. I absolutely LOVE Dr. Hughston and would […]
Victoria S.
The staff was professional, courteous, and informative.
Jonathan B.
I am thankful for being worked in with a toothache and receiving a root canal, all same day.
Steven V.
I broke a front tooth the afternoon of the day before I was leaving for vacation. My dentist was great. She worked me in around 3 PM for a temp. […]
Alma B.
Everyone was very helpful and friendly. Really made me comfortable and looking forward to coming back for my next cleaning!
Corey R.
I am very pleased with the treatment I'm receiving. My hygienist (Lisa) is personable, professional and thorough.
Sharon T.
Very nice facility, nice employees! Was super nervous about my appointment but they made it comfortable and talked me through the whole thing so I […]
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I came in for a cleaning and had a new hygenist - Pam. She was very friendly and did a wonderful job. She did things that no one else has ever done […]
Michelle C.
I'm in the midst of a two visit procedure ,and so far my experience has been as good as every other experience at ADC. Dr. Martin and her assistant […]
Raymond B.
Very professional, the hygienist called in sick and the staff was able complete my cleaning with minimal delay.
Stuart R.
So far I'm very happy with the service and care I've received at Mt Dora Advanced Dental Care. Their prices are fair and the wait time is reasonable.
Harold D.
I called one day,got in the next, and after discussions with the doctor had an extraction the same day. The staff was fabulous; Jessica O. is the […]
Cathy L.
I was impressed with the professional service displayed by Kim.
Robert H.
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Salina R.
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Vicki W.
I always feel like everyone truly cares about me and all of the other patients.
Ronda S.
Always greeted with pleasant smiles, and the wait is never very long.
Jared M.
As uncomfortable a root canal can be, the staff made me comfortable (I.e. Shot) thoughout the entire experience.
Angela H.
Quick getting appointment for broken tooth. Temporary cap same day. Thanks
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I must say that I was completely blown away with the staff here at Advance Dental. Heather snd Dr. Saavedra made me feel comfortable and relaxed. […]
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Always attentive, gentle, eager to keep you comfortable and pain-free. I have never had a long waiting time.
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