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Sealants

Sealants in the Raleigh Area

Designed to protect an individual’s back teeth from damage, dental sealants consist of a thin layer of acrylic that is painted onto the surface of one’s molars. Once dental sealants have been applied, they establish an effective barrier that prevents harmful bacteria and acids from directly accessing a person’s teeth. Another benefit of dental sealants is that they smooth out the deep grooves and fissures commonly found on a person’s back teeth, making them easier to clean and maintain.

Nearly 75 percent of all tooth decay found inside a person’s mouth is located within the deep grooves and fissures that are present on the back teeth. Even with proper brushing and flossing techniques, these areas are known to be very difficult to reach. By applying dental sealants, these surfaces are smoothed out, making upkeep substantially easier and cavities less likely to occur. When dental sealants are cared for properly, they should remain intact for several years.

A large number of the patients who receive dental sealants are children and teens who are still learning correct brushing and flossing practices. Baby teeth often benefit greatly from dental sealants since they usually feature particularly deep grooves and fissures; however, many adults also receive dental sealants in order to prevent their teeth from experiencing damage or decay.

Applying Dental Sealants

It only takes a couple of minutes per tooth to apply dental sealants. The process starts with cleaning and drying any tooth that is going to be sealed. Next, an etching solution is applied to the teeth to roughen their surfaces and help the sealant coating bond more easily.

Once the teeth have been prepared, the etching solution is washed away, and the teeth are re-dried. The surfaces of the teeth are then covered with the acrylic coating, and the sealants are allowed to dry completely. After the coating has dried, we will make sure that the patient’s teeth have been fully sealed and that the deep grooves and fissures have been smoothed out.

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Nicole V.
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My experience from both Clayton and Benson has been amazing! My fear of going to the dentist is at ease. The staff is amazing and understanding! I had to reschedule a cleaning multiple times due to some issues health wise and surgery recovery a couple times and they were very understanding. Wonderful staff!!
Denise W.
Clayton
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I know no one really enjoys going to the dentist, but the staff at Axiom’s Garner office are absolutely amazing! Their ability to ease my anxiety has made each visit a positive and pleasant experience.
Craig M.
Knightdale
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I always have a great experience with this practice. Lori has always been amazing. She takes care of my smile. Always provides great attention to detail. This office is ran smoothly, i definitely recommend.
Carla M.
Leesville Rd.
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Dr. K and All the doctors (the doctor I had on Wednesday, July 26, 2023 in Dr. K's apprentice [I can't rember her name] however she was wonderful) ALL THE STAFF were AMAZING! They were attending, friendly, and caring. They were very knowledgeable of what they were doing. The best Treatment experience Ever!!! I WILL NOT GO ANYWHERE ELSE! Leesville Rd is Awesome!
Sarah P.
Louisburg
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Dr. Ogar at Axiom Dentistry in Louisburg is exceptionally kind, patient, & compassionate, as well as knowledgeable in her field. Like many people I have high anxiety at dental appointments & even worse during procedures. This entire office is full of professionals that are without doubt deserving of a 5 star review.
Robert P.
Raleigh
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Great service! Appointments happen on time. The staff was very professional, great atmosphere set in the office with music, and doctors and assistants listened to you. Very enjoyable experience and recommend them to anyone looking for a dentist.
Toni C.
Zebulon
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The office staff are friendly and always helpful. The dentists and dental team are professional and provide top notch care. The facility is clean and inviting. I am always given an estimate in procedure costs before arriving at the office. I have recommended them to several family members and friends.

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