Gentle Dental of Westland
825 S Wayne Road, Westland, MI 48186

Dental Sealants – A Child’s Effective Protective Defense Against Decay

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Discover how effective dental sealants can be in protecting your child from cavities.

Demonstrating the Defense of Dental Sealants

According to family dentistry experts, dental sealants are highly effective in protecting a child’s teeth from cavities. A research study of more than 15 years showed that these tooth sealants provided children 100 percent protection from decay and were an important component of good oral care. Plus, studies clearly demonstrated the effectiveness of dental sealants against tooth decay, regardless of whether children had the additional cavity protection of fluoridated water or not.

All Types of Tooth Sealants are Effective

There are three types of dental sealants available from practically every affordable dentist in Westland. The sealants are classified by the way they are hardened, which can be self-cured, ultraviolet light-cured, and visible light-cured. Research has shown that self-cured tooth sealants are slightly more effective than ultraviolet light-cured sealants. While the increased effectiveness of self-cured sealants has been shown over a two-year span, additional family dentistry research is needed to establish any long-term difference in efficacy.

Proper Care and Repair Maintains Effectiveness

While dental sealants can last up to 10 years, they can sometimes be cracked or chipped, which can restore the risk of cavities. Luckily, tooth sealants can be easily repaired or replaced for a very low cost at your family dentistry clinic. And by having an affordable dentist in Westland fix faulty dental sealants as soon as they require repair, their effectiveness can be fully restored to continue their cavity protection.

To learn about our family dentistry practice in Westland, call Gentle Dental of Westland today at (734) 329-5284 or make an appointment.

Gentle Dental offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Westland. With 8 affiliated practices throughout Michigan, our offices are conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Gentle Dental of Westland, 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 Westland.

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I was very impressed with the service and how well I was treated.
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Staff was friendly, informative and very welcoming.
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Polite and professional
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I am beyond pleased with the services I received from all of you. I have been mistreated and brushed off by a lot of dentist and you guys took me in […]
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Atmosphere was very pleasant
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Quality service each visit.
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Demetria P.
I was very pleased with the care, concern and professionalism of the staff. I have referred 2 other people since became a patient.
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Very satisfied with everything.
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I really felt welcomed at gentle dental. All the staff were so friendly and then inviting. They made my trip to the dentist comforting-because I was […]
Natalie B.
I was very scared at first but April is the best,she really make's you feel comfortable with her outgoing personality.Very nice smart girl!!!!!
Casey H.
Service was friendly and I was quick to be seen.
Gary T.
The dental work is great, my only complaint is the waiting time in the waiting room
Anonymous
Dr. "B" is an excellent dentist, root canal and crown prep completed with no pain or "discomfort", thank you.
James A.
Quality care from knowledgable staff.
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Cassandra K.
The staff and Dr. B are the best!!!! Always kind and courteous!! Also prompt with getting things done!
Ta'kyla R.
The doctor was very patient and informative
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I was looking for a dentist office that felt like family and not just seeing and treating you as another dollar sign. I know every practice have a […]
Yvonne L.
Everyone was very nice, I had a short wait time, and Dr. B was awesome. They provided me with good information and medications. I feel good tody.
Trevor J.
Excellent customer service everyone was very friendly and the dr. Took her time and explained everything to me.
Krystal S.
The staff at The Wayne Gentle Dental go above and beyond to satisfy their patients! !! Dr. B is the greatest ever!!!!!!!
Rhonda N.
Words are hard to find to express how comfortable I was made by all the staff at Gentle Dental. It was a very positive experience Thank for taking […]
Karen P.
The dental hygienists did an excellent job on my teeth.
Dianna E.
I was very nervous going in as my teeth were in very poor status; however, Dr. Carpenter and his staff were extremely patient and reassuring along […]
Linda B.
I had my first visit to the Dentist on Saturday and it was fun. I am 3 years old and they people who seen me were funny and I want to come back.
Anonymous
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Office Hours
  • Monday 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Tuesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Wednesday 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Thursday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Friday 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Saturday 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Sunday Closed
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