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Answering Your Questions About Dental Sealants

Pediatric Patient Sitting in Dentist Chair Roswell, GA

The consequences of decay can be detrimental to a child’s dental health, as well as their overall well-being. If the decay is not treated in a timely manner, a child may avoid healthy food options and/or experience challenges in speech and social interaction. Untreated cavities can also disrupt their oral development in the years to come. This makes preventative dental care for kids a top priority.

There are a number of preventive tools that can be used to keep decay away from your child’s teeth. Among diligent oral care at home and professional cleanings from a dentist, there is another very effective way to protect young smiles – dental sealants.

What Are Sealants?

Dental sealants have been used for decades as a highly preferred way to “seal out” cavities. Sealants consists of a resin or glass-like material that coats the pits and crevices of teeth. Most often, sealants are applied to the molars, since these are the back teeth that can more easily harbor food debris, bacteria and plaque.

How Are Sealants Applied?

Here’s the best part – sealants are super easy to apply, and the process is quick and painless. The sealant material is gently painted or brushed on the affected teeth in a liquid form. Next, a special curing light is used to harden the sealants to create a durable layer of protection. There’s no need for needles, drilling or other invasive measures!

How Effective Are Sealants?

Recent studies have reported that children who don’t receive dental sealants are up to three times more likely to have cavities! Sealants can’t protect the teeth forever. But, most sealants are effective for up to 10 years with proper care, according to NIDCR estimations. They will eventually wear down, so there is no need to actually “remove” a sealant.

Are Sealants Just For Kids?

While sealants are recommended for young patients by the American Dental Association and the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, that doesn’t mean kids are the only ones who can benefit from this type of smile protection. Adults who are susceptible to decay or battle frequent cavities can also receive dental sealants. If you think you are a candidate for sealants, simply talk to your dentist. At Mitzi Morris, DMD, we are all about protecting your smile. We are happy to support any preventative measure to keep your teeth and gums healthy through all stages of life, contact our office today!

Posted on behalf of Mitzi D. Morris

1295 Hembree Rd, Suite B202
Roswell, GA 30076

Phone: 678-459-2990

Monday: 8:00 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: 8:00 am - 3:00 pm

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Mitzi D. Morris, DMD, PC

4.8/ 5.0

Based on 44 reviews

  • Dr. Morris is an excellent dentist. Her ability to relate to her patients makes her a stand-out amongst those in her profession. She practices dentistry with superior technique and care. Her staff is friendly, helpful, and accommodating. I feel she hires only the best! One special mention: I suffer from panic attacks at times- along with claustrophobia. Dr. Morris is the first dentist I have ever had who helped calm my fears. Thus, my experience exceeded expectations! Great service!

    Cathy Q
  • Definitely would recommend Dr. Morris to anyone. She has been my dentist for over 8 years! Dr. Morris is extremely personable and is serious about the completing the best care possible. Great established dental team! Very accommodating to your schedule.

    Kelly T
  • Great and very educational experience. Compared to my last two dentists this experience blows them both out of the water. The staff is very friendly, and very helpful. I had to go in for a total of four visits a few weeks apart from each other. They made me feel very comfortable the entire time and kept making sure I was pleased. Getting a deep cleaning went very smoothly. It was also brought to my attention that the way I was flossing was incorrect. And have since changed methods. I worked specifically with Dr. Morris. She was very nice, and took the time to explain things. Which is a huge plus for me. Dr. Morris and the staff members worked effortlessly together. I was comfortable enough to sit back and relax, strangely enough, while having cavities drilled and fillings put in. Billing and scheduling appointments, as well as follow up for confirmation of upcoming appointments was very easy. I will say my favorite part of the experience was how friendly of an environment the staff has created. That alone is deserving of a 5 star review, and the rest is honestly icing on the cake. I highly recommend this practice on all fronts and will continue using them!

    Eric F
  • I transferred from a long-term and very good relationship with my former dentist because of a move, and I was a little apprehensive about a new dentist. Dr. Morris has been great. She is friendly, patient-concerned and the office is new, comfortable and clean. Everyone seems to enjoy working there. I feel like I'm in good hands!

    Christopher P
  • Dr. Morris and her staff are very professional. Additionally, she as well as her staff have an excellent "bedside manner." The office is new and well equipped. If one has an appointment and an earlier one opens up, Dr. Morris offers it to her patients as she did with my last appointment.

    David G
  • I have never met a staff so nice and charming. This staff will make you feel comfortable and relaxed in Dr. Morris's Spa like office and everyone is professional and approachable too. Andrea R. explained the process of my appointment and procedures and is definitely a highly-educated and thorough dental hygenist -- SHE IS A ROCKSTAR. I'm so glad that Dr. Morris and her dental team have been my "go-to" for the last 5 years, and I wont be going anywhere else! Overall - A++ Dr. Morris...highly recommended to my family and friends!!!

    Adam O
  • I've been a patient of Dr. Mitzi Morris for many years, and recommend her without reservation. The office is modern. clean and spacious. The staff has always been welcoming and very helpful. And the women who work for her as dental technicians are fantastic; they do a professional and effective deep cleaning, but with a careful, gentle touch. It is clear to me that Dr. Morris reads her professional journals and upgrades her practice to stay very current with the latest best practices in dentistry. (I have had some dentists who stopped updating their practices after leaving dental school!) With Dr. Morris you can count on receiving the very latest dental technology. Her prices are very fair, and I have never been surprised by an unexpected cost or had problems with insurance not covering services rendered.

    Bruce C
  • I have never experienced an office so down to earth, so outgoing and so willing to satisfy. If you've grown to dread the dentist then lay down your sword and give this office a shot.

    Marc Mamane

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