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Why Dental Sealants? Carrollton, GA
Dental Procedure Carrollton GA

If you have a child or young teen, you may have heard your dentist recommend dental sealants. But what are dental sealants exactly? And why are they necessary? These are questions that we are happy to answer at the office of Dr. Tejal Kakade.

In order to fight back against a higher risk for tooth decay, it is sometimes necessary to take action beyond your routine brushing and flossing. Dental sealants are a simple, cost-effective way to protect the teeth for a 5 to 10 year timeframe. Using dental sealants in children and teens can provide extra protection for a growing smile that is often challenged by poor oral hygiene habits or a high-sugared diet.

A Time-Tested, Cost-Saving Solution

Dental sealants are not new. They have been used in preventative dentistry for over 30 years. A dental sealant is simply a thin plastic coating that is gently applied over the surface of posterior teeth. This resin material fills in deep grooves of those molars to create a smoother surface to clean. Rest assured that your child’s dental sealants will not be noticeable, as it is a tooth-colored material. Dental sealants can prevent bacteria, food debris and plaque from accumulating on the pitted surfaced of the back molars (the chewing teeth). In essence, they can be your best weapon against cavities at a young age.

While a dental sealant can cost between $25 and $50 per tooth, a dental filling for a cavity can add up to $200 to your bill. Not only will you save your wallet, but you’ll also be saving your child from a more invasive procedure. Unlike a dental filling, sealants do not require any local anesthetic or lengthy appointment time. Instead, it is quick and painless procedure with no restrictions afterwards.

While dental sealants are most often used in children, they can also be used for adults who are at a significant risk for tooth decay. If you have further questions surrounding dental sealants, please do not hesitate to ask. Remember that while dental sealants are a powerful preventative tool, they are never meant to replace your routine brushing and flossing.

Call Dr. Kakade in Carrollton today to schedule your appointment for dental sealants. We take pride in our ability to provide complete dental care for every member of your family. When it comes to preventative services such as dental sealants, we will stop at nothing less than excellence to protect your smile!

Posted on behalf of Tejal A Kakade, DMD, MAGD, PC

516 Newnan St.
Carrollton, GA 30117

Phone: 770-836-5313

FAX: 770-836-5363


Mon-Thurs: 8:00am - 3:00pm

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Our Patient Reviews

Tejal A Kakade, DMD, MAGD, PC

4.9 / 5.0

Based on 79 reviews

Quinderious R.

This was absolutely the best experience I have ever had with any dentist. Dr. Tejal is so attentive to the needs of her patients. She cares deeply about the quality of service provided and taking care of you individually. You don't feel like a number. You leave knowing that you received the best care and beautiful smile to go with it.

Robin H.

I have never had a bad experience going to see Dr. Kakade and her amazing, caring staff. They make it super easy to book an appointment, send you helpful reminders via text, and you are in and out in a short amount of time with hardly any wait time. The office is warm and inviting with nice decor and even dentist chairs that massage you! Best of all, the entire staff genuinely care about their patients and want to help them have the best experience possible. They remember you and get to know you. I actually look forward to going!

Larry S.

Dr. Tejal and her wonderful staff do everything humanly possible to make every patient feel welcomed, supported, and cared for with the utmost compassion and professionalism. It feels as though one has been adopted into a family of caretakers and that you are a part of the family. 5 Stars and thumbs up all the way! They are the best! I speak from personal experience.


My family has used Dr. Tejal since she started her practice in Carrollton. She is thorough, detailed, and comprehensive in her approach to dental care. She seems to invest in new technology and modern methods to make routine and extraordinary care as easy for the patient as possible. Candy has been my hygienist for over a decade and does a fantastic job restoring my teeth to tip-top shape. On the rare occasion when Candy was unavailable, the other members of Dr. Tejal's team have been excellent.

Jordan D.

Calm and peaceful office.

Prentice M.

Wonderful office staff, nice environment. Dr. Tejal and staff do a great job of making one feel comfortable and the dental work after local anesthesia want uncomfortable. Few people like going to the dentist, but my experience here has been excellent.

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Tejal A Kakade, DMD, MAGD, PC

516 Newnan St.
Carrollton, GA 30117



Mon-Thurs: 8:00am - 3:00pm