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Dental Sealants

Dental sealants are thin coatings that when painted on the chewing surfaces of the back teeth (molars) can prevent cavities (tooth decay) for many years. Sealants protect chewing surfaces from cavities by covering them with a protective shield that blocks out germs and food. 

Who Needs Dental Sealants?


Children and teenagers are popular candidates for dental sealants. However, adults without decay or dental fillings in their molars can also benefit from this treatment. In general, anyone who’s prone to tooth decay on their back teeth should consider sealants.



  • Sealants prevent the most cavities when applied soon after permanent molars come into the mouth (around age 6 for 1st molars and age 12 for 2nd molars).

  • Getting a sealant is easy and does not hurt. 

  • Sealants are very thin and fill the pits and grooves of the teeth.

  • They can be clear, white, or slightly tinted. 

  • You can't see a sealant when a child talks or smiles.


Overall, dental sealants have a varying lifespan depending on your diet and oral habits. While they are most effective in the first two years, they may need to be replaced after this. However, they may also be able to remain safely on the teeth for 4-9 years if they are in good condition.

Sealants are non-invasive, easy to place, cost-effective, and critical in the fight against dental caries!

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Valley View Dental

Dr. Irina Hayrapetyan DDS FAGD & her staff are eager to welcome you to their friendly dental practice!

Our goal is to help you enjoy a healthy smile that you're proud to share with the world. Embark on a dental experience with us, where your comfort and well-being are our top priorities.
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