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You may have heard of the terms “pit and fissure sealants,” which are alternative names for dental sealants. Your teeth have different types of recesses, known as fissures (back teeth) and cingulum pits (front teeth). To help protect your teeth from decay with general dentistry, Dr. Tejal A. Kakade may recommend dental sealants. We will carry out a comprehensive exam of your teeth to determine the risk of decay.

The risk of dental decay is most associated with pits and fissures for a number of reasons. These areas are hard to clean and can harbor food debris. As food breaks down, it can produce acids and sugars that wear away the protective enamel and result in tooth decay. The teeth are also vulnerable to harmful bacteria in hard-to-clean areas.

Dental sealants are most effective when treatment is carried out as soon as the adult molar teeth come through. Dr. Tejal will use dental sealants to fill in pits and fissures, creating a smooth surface that is easier to clean and leaves nowhere for food debris to hide.

Tooth Decay in Childhood

Children are most susceptible to tooth decay when cleaning is not effective. Large pits and fissures can exacerbate the risks of tooth decay, which is why dental sealants are used early in tooth development. Dr. Tejal will carry out a comprehensive exam to evaluate the risk of tooth decay related to pits and fissures. She may recommend this course of treatment as a preventive measure for young patients.

If you want to know more about tooth sealants or would like to bring your child in for an evaluation, contact our Carrollton office today. We are committed to safeguarding the oral health of patients of all ages.

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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



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