5 Expert Answers to Questions about Dental Sealants


Kids run a very high risk of cavities. But you can protect their tiny teeth by getting them dental sealants. Get answers to all of your questions about this proven treatment.

  1. What exactly are dental sealants?
    Dental sealants are thin, plastic coatings that are applied on the chewing surfaces of a child’s permanent molars and premolars to help protect them from cavities. Their proven decay protection has made them a very popular procedure in family dentistry practices.
  2. How do dental sealants protect a child from cavities?
    See, the chewing surfaces of molars and premolars have narrow grooves that tend to trap tooth decay and are difficult to clean with a toothbrush. But by having a pediatric dentist in Northern New Jersey apply dental sealants over these grooves, a barrier is created keep tooth decay out.
  3. How old must a child be to get dental sealants?
    According to family dentistry experts, a child can get their first tooth sealants as soon as a molar or premolar erupts, which can occur as early as six and continue until around 13. But since every child is different, your pediatric dentist in Northern New Jersey will let you know when your child can get dental sealants.
  4. Can adults get dental sealants?
    Yes, but these tooth sealants are much more common for children. In some cases, however, dental sealants are used on adults who are at a high risk for cavities and lack prior fillings for protection.
  5. How long do dental sealants last?
    Family dentistry studies show that tooth sealants can stay strong and effective for many years. If they start to wear over time, your pediatric dentist in Northern New Jersey can simply reapply them.

To learn about our family dentistry practice in Northern New Jersey, call Garden State Dental today at (732) 276-1238 or make an appointment.

Garden State Dental offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Northern New Jersey. Our offices are conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Garden State Dental, 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 Garden State Dental.

Read What Our Patients Say
Patient Reviews
Arrived at appointed time and taken immediately. No waiting. Dr. Aiello did an excellent job again
Leonard W.
I have been a patient of Garden state dental since I was little . I don’t think I will ever find a dental office like this one. Friendly and professional. Great office!!!!!
Dena K.
Thanks for all you do! My boys have beautiful smiles because of Dr. Mike and the great staff at Garden State Dental! Thanks for being so accommodating and compassionate too.
Peggy R.
Great staff highly recommended to all thank u for your service will come back soon thank u dr Marc
Vincent C.
Excellent service and everything went smoothly and painlessly. Highly recommend this office
Michael B.
Best Dentists Around! I had a horrible tooth ache 3 years ago and they took me right away. I have been coming here ever since.
Zack G.
Staff so friendly. Dr Mike understands my anxiety and fear. He treats me like I’m his only patient. Makes sure I feel comfortable. And painless procedures. Would recommend to all. Best dental […]
Eileen B.
Have been going to this office for the past 12 years. Wait time is short and Dr Mark and his assistants are very professional and friendly. A few times I had to come in for emergency fillings and […]
Iuliana R.
This is an amazing office with an excellent staff. They are very accommodation with all of your needs, whether it be rescheduling or if you are running late. In addition, the dentist at the office […]
Justin P.
First time coming here today. Everyone was nice and helpful!
Diego R.
I wouldn’t go anywhere else! Everyone at Garden State Dental go over and above the call of duty to make your dental experience the best it can be! I used to be nervous at the dentist but since […]
Joann K.
Dr Marc and his dental asst RuthAnn are awesome. They explain in detail every step of their way during their routine while in the process while in youre mouth and treatment plan.
David G.
I’m so glad we switched to garden state dental! Love the smaller office feel and the entire staff is friendly and welcoming. We just brought my 3 year old daughter to her first appointment and it […]
Vanessa P.
I have been going to this office for as long as I can remember and they have always treated me with kindness and respect. Devita and Diana always greet me with a smile and are very quick to go above […]
This place does amazing work and the staff their are very helpful and kind
Mattthew N.
Overall experience was awesome. front desk staff have been nothing but nice and accomodating. the dentists are also very courteous, professional and knowledgeable. highly recommending to anyone […]
Paulo A.
Great office. Highly recommend.
Jesus G.
I got my wisdom teeth pulled out and two root canals fixed with crown. So far I have no issues and their oral surgeon is excellent.
Catherine L.
We have been using Garden State Dental for several years now and are very happy with the service they provide. My daughter just got her braces off and we are pleased with the results, thank you Dr. […]
Dawn R.
Everyone from the front desk to the dental hygienist to the dentist were very informative and professional. I am very glad I chose Garden StateDental as my dentist.
Kevin D.
We Accept Most Insurance Plans!
Learn More

We accept most insurance plans and will be happy to help you understand the coverage that you have. We will do our best to see that you receive your maximum insurance benefits for all covered services.

No Insurance? No Worries! See our discounts and offers here