Dental Sealants in
Gulfport

Give your teeth an invisible layer of protection from the dangers of plaque. Dental sealants are a great way to prevent bacteria and food from getting trapped in the uneven surfaces of your teeth. Ask our dentist about dental sealants for you and your children.

Dental Sealants in Gulfport

At Walter Guillot, DMD, we understand that everyone needs a little help keeping their teeth healthy. While good oral hygiene can prevent cavities in most cases, your molars and premolars have a higher risk of tooth decay. That’s why we offer dental sealants.

Your molars and premolars have grooves and depressions in their chewing surfaces which can be difficult to clean with regular brushing alone. Food particles and bacteria can get trapped in these back teeth. Over time, the buildup of food and bacteria can lead to decay. To defend against cavities in these hard-to-reach places, we may recommend you receive dental sealants.

Dental sealants are a thin protective coating painted onto the surface of your teeth. The sealant quickly bonds to your teeth, filling in any grooves and depressions and forming a shield over your enamel. Since children are more prone to cavities, they are the best candidates for this treatment. As soon as your child’s permanent molars and premolars erupt, talk to our dentist about dental sealants to keep their teeth healthy and cavity-free.

To apply a sealant, we’ll first thoroughly clean your teeth to remove any harmful bacteria. Your teeth are dried, and an acid solution is used to roughen up the surface of your teeth. This solution helps the sealant bond firmly to your enamel. The sealant is then applied to the prepared teeth and allowed to dry and harden. Food and bacteria will be sealed out by this hard shell, preventing decay and cavities. As soon as the sealant hardens, you’re ready to go. Sealants are quick, painless and can be easily applied in just one visit!

How long do sealants last?

With good oral hygiene, sealants can protect your teeth for up to ten years. You will need to go to regular checkups with our dentist to make sure your sealants haven’t experienced any chipping or wearing. Sealants can also be easily replaced as necessary.

Can adults receive dental sealants?

While sealants are generally recommended for children, adults can benefit from this treatment, as well. If you have no previous decay or fillings in your back teeth, talk to Dr. Guillot about dental sealants.

Does my insurance cover sealants?

Many insurance companies cover sealants for patients under the age of 18. Check with your insurance carrier to determine if dental sealants are covered. Our office also offers financing options, so be sure to ask how we can help accommodate your needs!

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Charlene V.

Dr. Guillot has been our dentist for years. He is always very professional and treats you with such dignity. His staff is very efficient and very accommodating. I appreciate them being so polite. I always get very nervous when I have a dental appointment and they always make you feel at ease. I haven't had any pain when Dr. Guillot is working on my teeth.Darrel and I love them like family.
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Leslie G.

Dr. Guillot is wonderful. He makes you relaxed while he's doing a great job on your beautiful smile. Let's face it. Your smile is one of the first things people notice about you and Dr. Guillot helps you achieve that pretty smile in total comfort!!
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Mary D.

Awesome experience! Kind of sad that I have to wait 6 months to go back. The staff is incredibly friendly, the office is beautiful and it was an overall great experience. Quick, easy and painless! Emily is a wonderful hygienist! I've already recommended this practice to a friend who just moved to the area. Thank you!
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Dr. Walter Guillot is pleased to be able to offer beautiful smiles to his neighbors in Gulfport and the surrounding community.

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