Advanced Dental Care of Ocala
1500 SE 17th Street, Building 400, Ocala, FL 34471

Seal Up Healthy Teeth with Dental Sealants

dca-blog_dental-sealants-protected-tooth

If you want protection from tooth decay, dental sealants may save your smile. A teeth sealant seals out tooth decay to keep your teeth in top condition. Since many people have concerns about dental sealants, we’ve answered the five most common questions.

1. What is a teeth sealant? Dental sealants are barely visible plastic coatings that are applied to the chewing surfaces of the back teeth to prevent food particles from getting trapped in teeth and causing problems, protecting children and teens from tooth decay. It is best if a teeth sealant is applied to newly erupted teeth before decay can do any damage.

2. Do dental sealants eliminate the need for fluoride protection? Fluoride will still be required to prevent tooth decay. Sealants and fluoride work together to help prevent tooth decay in different ways. But total tooth protection requires fluoride, daily brushing and flossing, regular dental care, and healthy food choices.

3. Is it better to seal teeth early or wait to fill cavities? Prevention is the best protection and dental sealants protect teeth from the start to save you time, money, and the pain in the end.

4. What is the procedure for applying dental sealants? Applying a teeth sealant is a short, simple, and painless procedure. The tooth is cleaned, and then a special gel is put onto the chewing surface for a few moments. Once the gel is rinsed away, the tooth is dried and then covered with a coating of the dental sealant. In a matter of minutes, the sealant forms a protective shield and the process is complete.

5. How long will dental sealants last? Sealants usually last for five to ten years, but should be regularly checked by a dentist. They can be reapplied if they start to diminish.

To get the dental care you deserve from an affordable dentist in Ocala, call Advanced Dental Care of Ocala today at (352) 502-4381 or make an appointment.

Advanced Dental Care offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Ocala. With 21 affiliated practices throughout Florida, our offices are conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Advanced Dental Care of Ocala, 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 Ocala.

Read What Our Patients Say
Patient Reviews
Friendly and knowledge people
Roy S.
great staff, short wait time
Karen H.
The hygienist took her time and explained everything thing she did and make recommendations in using the right products.
Patricia Y.
Everyone I met from the minute I walked in the door was very pleasant, sweet, helpful, and made me feel extremely welcome.
Kristin O.
Ms. Judy is awesome!
Maxine H.
The doctor did a great job, the dental assistant was good and all the front office help were pleasant and welcomed me to the office.
Jerome C.
Dr Chan and Chreish treated me and are extremely professional and have saved me money by not doing procedures that are not necessary. In recent years I have been to different dentist do to my […]
John P.
So personal, seems to genuinely care! Feel comfortable wth trust.
Wesley C.
Consistent service.
Lila T.
Great people. Kind, friendly, professional.
Debra K.
The service and professionalism is always present, as well as kid friendly and family oriented, it makes a difference when you have a family of 5.
Erica T.
Staff is super friendly
Gianni D.
Y’all were fantastic! Got me in quick for an emergency and treated me with respect even though I didn’t have any insurance. I had not been there in years and you still got me in within just a few […]
Daniel S.
Very caring staff and the dentist was so patient and understanding. Yadi who assisted the dentist was very informative.
Venus S.
Listened to what I said and took the time to explain my options.
Roberta K.
Staff efficiency, great customer service.
Rebeca L.
Always a friendly and relaxing atmosphere. Cris is great! The front desk employees are welcoming.
Katherine P.
Chris is the best hygienist I have ever seen!
William R.
I’ve always received great service and have always been called back 5 to 10 minutes upon arrival employees are very nice and helpful and Friendly.
Pandora J.
I highly recommend using them.Great staff that care about the patients.I will be using them from here on.I couldn’t ask for better.I absolutely love them.
Willow O.
We Accept Most Insurance Plans!
Learn More

We accept most insurance plans and will be happy to help you understand the coverage that you have. We will do our best to see that you receive your maximum insurance benefits for all covered services.

No Insurance? No Worries! See our discounts and offers here

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 - 2:00 PM
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
Get in touch:
  • Phone: (352) 502-4381
Our Location