Gentle Dental of Center City
201 South 13th Street, 1st Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19107

Discover the Cavity Protection of Dental Sealants

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Effective cavity protection can be yours with dental sealants. See why these tooth sealants are in such high demand.

Seal Out Cavities with Dental Sealants

Dental sealants are thin, plastic or resin coatings that are applied to molars and premolars to prevent bacteria from getting trapped in the teeth and causing cavities. These tooth sealants are applied over the grooves and nooks of the chewing surfaces of teeth, which tend to trap decay particles and are difficult to reach with a toothbrush. While family dentistry specialists usually recommend tooth sealants to kids and teens between the ages of four and 15, more and more adults at high risk for cavities are also enjoying the protection of dental sealants today.

The Fast and Painless Procedure

Dental sealants are one of the quickest and easiest treatments available at family dentistry clinics. An affordable dentist in Center City Philadelphia can perform the entire procedure in less than 10 minutes with no discomfort or anesthesia. The procedure consists of the following simple steps:

  1. The teeth receiving treatment are thoroughly cleaned and dried.
  2. Your family dentistry specialist applies a special solution to prepare teeth to bond to the tooth sealants. This gets rinsed away after 60 seconds.
  3. A very thin layer of the plastic or resin sealant is brushed onto the teeth.
  4. A special curing light is shined on the teeth for one minute to harden the sealant.
  5. Then teeth are protected from cavities.

Good Care Leads to Long Wear

With dental sealants, a few minutes of treatment result in years of cavity protection. In fact, tooth sealants can last 10 years or more with proper oral hygiene and regular professional check-ups and cleanings. If dental sealants get chipped or cracked, an affordable dentist in Center City Philadelphia can quickly reapply the sealant to maintain its protection.

To learn about our family dentistry practice in Center City Philadelphia, call Gentle Dental of Center City today at (215) 941-5634 or make an appointment.

Gentle Dental offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Center City Philadelphia. With 11 affiliated practices in the Greater Philadelphia area, our offices are conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Gentle Dental of Center City, 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 Gentle Dental of Center City.

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We have been going to Gentle Dental of Center City for over a year. The staff is amazing and accommodating. The dentist is friendly and responsive to our needs. We recommend them for services.
Jeremiah C.
Hygienist was great
Sharnell H.
Friendly and attentive staff; the doctor was thorough and a good communicator.
Lisa C.
My hygienist is fantastic.
Michael D.
Clean office, short wait time
Margaret D.
Helena is an excellent hygienist: very thorough, intelligent, and patient with my questions.
Michael D.
The dentist was, very friendly and explained to me everything that he was going to do. The staff was, also friendly. It was, a very comfortable experience.
Gloria H.
I received very good care the waiting time was Perfect and the service was also very good I would highly recommend their services.
Helen C.
The staff was extremely accommodating and friendly!
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Friendly, comfortable, provide explainations. Consistent service throughout years.
Julia G.
Friendly service, professionalism, and swiftness in dental procedure
Shuja M.
Very happy for having a smile again thank you
Milagros R.
Everything went just fine as always.
Malcolm B.
This place is awesome! Super friendly staff and they make you feel at home. Also they will have you in and out in a heart beat. Highly recommended !!
Ricardo S.
Always a pleasant experience! Great work and friendly staff.
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I am one who is very nervous when it comes to having any type of dental work. The staff was very nice and patient with me. They explained every aspect of the work that needed to be done. I will […]
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Long time problem with a crown resolved!
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Office Hours
  • Monday 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Tuesday 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Wednesday 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Thursday 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Friday 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
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