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What Are Sealants?

A dental sealant is a thin plastic film painted on the chewing surfaces of molars and premolars (the teeth directly in front of the molars). Sealants have been shown to be highly effective in the prevention of cavities.


How Long Will Sealants Last?

A sealant can last for as long as 5 to 10 years. Sealants should be checked at your regular dental appointment and can be reapplied if they are no longer in place.


Why Are Sealants Needed?

Back teeth have deep grooves and pits that are very difficult to keep clean. Plaque, which is a nearly invisible film of bacteria and food, collects in these groves. To make the plaque easier to see, we may stain the plaque with a harmless red dye.

Every time you eat the bacteria in plaque forms acid. Without sealants, these acid attacks can cause the enamel to break down, and you get a cavity.


How Are Salants Placed?

To place sealants, you usually don’t even have to be numb. First we thoroughly clean and dry the teeth, and a conditioning solution is applied. Then the sealant material is brushed into the grooves. Some types of sealants harden on their own, while others harden when exposed to a special light.

Sealants are used to protect teeth that have deep grooves or pits from getting cavities, primarily the chewing surfaces of the back teeth where most cavities in children are found.

Sealants are normally easy to place and do not require local anesthesia. Any tooth that is susceptible to cavities, including primary (i.e., baby) teeth, is a candidate for sealant application, including newly-erupted permanent bicuspids and molars.

For more information about sealants for your kids, please contact your Issaquah dentist, Issaquah Dental Care today!


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What People Are Saying See how our patients love us!

April is so nice and fun, makes waiting for my kids a breeze! Free coffee too! The office is flexible and always work within my busy schedule. Thanks crew!

Scott C. on Yelp

The dentist is not my favorite place to be. But everyone I have encountered-especially, the front desk staff have been so welcoming, which has made me feel less nervous. I've recommended a couple people and they have all had great experiences and are returning patients.

Miriam H. on Yelp

As a family we have been coming here for years--both for pediatric care as well as adult care. The experience has always been great. April at the front desk is a gem--Seriously she needs to be cloned. I never have to worry about my insurance coverage or anything. She always takes care of everything.

Tori M. on Yelp

The front office staff is welcoming and helpful, the assistants and hygienists are kind, efficient, and fun, and the dentists are knowledgable and always more than willing to make sure their patients leave happy.

Kenna R. on Yelp

Dr. Scott and his team are amazing I appreciate the individualized care. The office always has an energized attitude and are always doing fun activities.

Teaessa C. on Yelp

This office is awesome!!!!!! Wish i came here as a kid.. Here now and dont plan on going anywhere else. Best one ive been to.... ever!

Vanessa K. on Yelp

I love this dentist. I've been seeing Dr. Scott since I moved back out here 8 years ago. I was a huge fan of my dentist back in Atlanta, so I was a bit disappointed to have to change to a new dentist. However, Dr. Scott is every bit as good. I especially appreciate that when I had a crown break, he offered to come in on the weekend to fix it.

Matthew H. on Yelp

I've been taking my kiddo there for nearly 4 years now and we are super happy with Dr. Thoa and her staff. The nurses are all very friendly and help young children through their concerns and fears. X-rays, cleanings...they can all be intimidating for young child and the staff just know how to make it all fun and informational.

Arpana S. on Yelp

Drs. Scott and Thoa are extremely professional and fun. My daughter's both have seen Dr. Thoa for 3 years now. And my husband and I have been seeing Dr. Scott for 3 years as well. Fortunately we have good teeth, so Dr. Scott hasn't had to perform any work, but Rose always makes the cleanings pleasant. Dr. Scott has officially recognized me as his "Best Patient Ever"! (Take that, Brian).

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Our Issaquah Dentist Office

Issaquah Dental Care

Address: 670 NW Gilman Blvd, Ste B3, Issaquah, WA 98027

Phone: (425) 557-6453

Email: info@issaquahdentalcare.com

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Office Hours

Mon: 8AM - 5PM
Tue: 8AM - 5PM
Wed: 8AM - 5PM
Thu: 8AM - 5PM
Fri: 8AM - 3PM
Sat & Sun: Closed


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If your tooth has been cracked or damaged and you're in serious pain, call our Issaquah dentist at (425) 557-6453 immediately so that we can see you as soon as we can.





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