Advanced Dental Care of Temple Terrace
11157 N 56th Street, Temple Terrace, FL 33617

Can Dental Sealants Keep Kids Cavity-Free?

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Cavities are a dental danger that strikes children every day. Today, kids can get the cavity protection they need with a treatment called dental sealants.

The Deal on Dental Sealants

Want to protect your child from cavities? Get them dental sealants. These are simply special tooth sealants that provide proven protection against dental decay and bacteria. As a result, they are offered at almost every pediatric dentist in Temple Terrace. Dental sealants are protective coatings that are applied to the chewing surfaces of molars. They fill in all the crevices of a tooth to form a strong barrier against cavities. According to family dentistry experts, these tooth sealants are most effective when they get applied as soon as teeth emerge.

A Fast, Easy, and Painless Procedure

Lucky for you and your child, dental sealants are one of the easiest and most comfortable procedures children can get at a family dentistry clinic. Tooth sealants are simply painted on the chewing surfaces of teeth by a pediatric dentist in Temple Terrace or a dental hygienist, so there is no loud drilling, no pain, and no need for any fear. Just a few moments in a dental chair can give a child many years of unmatched cavity protection.

Dental Care to Support Dental Sealants

While tooth sealants provide a great degree of cavity protection, it’s also important for a child to practice the following healthy oral hygiene habits to keep them cavity-free for a lifetime:

  • Regular dental check-ups, cleanings, and treatments at a family dentistry practice.
  • Daily brushing and flossing after every meal, with kids over age two starting to brush their own teeth under the guidance of a parent.
  • Brushing with a small, soft-bristled toothbrush with a pea-sized amount of toothpaste.
  • Eating a healthy, balanced diet to help their bodies and teeth properly develop.
  • Getting a sufficient amount of calcium from high-calcium foods like milk, cheese, and yogurt.
  • Curbing snacks high in sugar and starch that encourage the development of decay.

To learn about our family dentistry practice in Temple Terrace, call Advanced Dental Care of Temple Terrace today at (813) 440-3981 or make an appointment.

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

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Dr. Herron is the best. She listens, takes her time and I have had a great experience with her.
Debbie S.
Friendliness of the staff, early appointments (7am), was able to be seen quickly for pain.
Charlotte L.
Just a great atmosphere and all the people that work there a nice and they do great work!
Quentine R.
I was pleased that I got taken back early as I had arrived 15 minutes early. Dr. Herron is always very conscientious of her work & takes her time getting the crown & buildup just right. Her […]
Brady S.
Elaine is fantastic! I’ve been going here for a number of years and she has only gotten better. Kudos to her and the entire crew.
Edward B.
Dr. Herron is a superb technician with a very engaging personality. Kim possesses excellent clinical skills and is very friendly while Alycia has great customer service abilities. I finally found a […]
Kim P.
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Satisfied with service
Jamil J.
Elaine was fantastic and provided gentle and diligent care – she is the best hygienist I have ever had! Annette is the best polisher ever! Me teeth have never felt better!
Robert B.
Very professional
Hong G.
I had an overall great experience here when recieving my Crown. It’s been years since I have last been there but their work is quality! I moved from the area and just received dental work on my […]
Cory W.
This was second visit there, I felt a Queen, yes I be going back for to finish work on mouth l am loving that staff today 8/11/2017.
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I had a great experience at Advanced Dental Care. The staff was very friendly.
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Every single person at the office is fantastic and nice!!!
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The care I received was of the highest quality. I was getting braces put on and Lisa and Dr. Perret were wonderful.
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Short wait, expertise and professional attitude of personnel
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Because of the friendly staff and attention to the patience dental needs and concerns.
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The best service anyone can expect, I called to say I was running few minutes late. The front office rep was understanding & acknowledged my request. I showed up & was treated […]
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  • Monday 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Tuesday 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Wednesday 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Thursday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Friday 7:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Saturday Closed
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