Preventive Dentistry in St. Paul, MN

Highland Dental - Sealants for the Whole Family

Do you find it difficult to get your back teeth completely clean no matter how well you brush? Do you have children who may not be cleaning their teeth as well as they should? One way to protect teeth and prevent tooth decay in those hard-to-clean places is Dental Sealants.

Some patients’s teeth have deep grooves that are hard to keep clean, especially the back molars. Additionally, children who are old enough to brush their own teeth may not always do such a thorough job. Sealants help protect tooth enamel and prevent cavities.

Your back molars have deep grooves on the chewing surface that help break down food when you eat. Food particles can get stuck in these grooves, and it is not always easy to remove them, even with thorough brushing. Over time, leftover food particles that remain on teeth will cause tooth decay. Sealants applied to teeth fill in the grooves, making them easier to clean and keep healthy.

What are Dental Sealants?

Sealants are made of a biocompatible material that is “painted” onto the chewing surface of the teeth that are most vulnerable to tooth decay, usually the back molars. The material fills in the grooves on the chewing surface of teeth and hardens as it dries. Once completely dry, it creates a permanent, smooth surface, making it much easier to clean those teeth and keep them clean.

Why choose Sealants for your teeth and for your children

  1. Sealants are extremely effective at preventing tooth decay in children. According to the CDC, dental sealants on back molars prevent 80% of cavities in 2 years.
  2. Sealants are great for children, adolescents, and adults alike. It is most common for parents to get dental sealants for their children, but they are very effective at preventing tooth decay in adults as well.
  3. Sealants are a quick, non-invasive treatment. The procedure for placing sealants on back teeth is quite simple and completely painless. It takes only a few extra minutes after your dental cleaning to apply them.
  4. Sealants provide up to 10 years of protection against cavities and can be easily reapplied if desired.
  5. The combined durability and effectiveness of dental sealants makes them one of the most cost-effective preventive dental treatments available.

If you are concerned about your teeth or you want to know more about sealants for your child, contact Highland Dental to schedule a consultation with Dr. Mark Brooks, St. Paul’s most experienced dentist.

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I felt welcomed!! The dental hygienist was fabulous! Even before I sat down Angie worked towards ensuring I felt comfortable. The dentist was also great. The administrative assistant called my insurance to find out if I was eligible for certain treatments. I’m definitely returning to this dentist!!! Everyone in the office deserves a GOLD STAR.
Marisa Rivera Lugo, Ph.D.
Marisa Rivera Lugo, Ph.D.
15:30 10 Jun 22
I received excellent care from the receptionist, the hygienist, and the dentist!
john5876 University of Minnesota
john5876 University of Minnesota
01:23 30 May 22
Friendly staff and great hygienist! I’m definitely returning and would recommend.
Sue
Sue
01:21 11 May 22
I wanted a second opinion and felt very good about the visit. The Dentist was informative and candid with me and gave me a referral for the work I needed. It gave me a lot of peace of mind.
Ona Conroy
Ona Conroy
17:46 02 May 22
Highland Dental has a great reputation! Emily, at the front desk is friendly and can answer anything dental related. Dr. Brooks and his lovely assistant pointed me in the right direction. Ashley is a gentle hygienist. I definitely recommend Highland Dental. Everyone there is awesome!
Charynanne Hawkins
Charynanne Hawkins
23:26 06 Apr 22
Well satisfied
Michael Rivers, FSC
Michael Rivers, FSC
21:24 10 Mar 22
I always feel in good hands with Dr. Brooks and his assistants. They do top notch work.Angels. All of them!
Jim Horwath
Jim Horwath
21:26 01 Mar 22
The people working at the front were nice and easy going, welcoming. Angie was very nice and gentle. She cleaned my teeth very good. I was in and out with a brighter smile.
Billy Kue
Billy Kue
06:03 06 Jan 22
I have been going to Dr. Brooks for about 20 years. While going to the dentist isn't something I look forward to, I've been very pleased with Dr. Brooks and Highland Dental ave the care they've provided for me and I'd recommend them wholeheartedly.
Chris Montbriand
Chris Montbriand
00:33 05 Jan 22
Ashley was not only excellent, she kind , caring 👼👼.
Jimmy Welton
Jimmy Welton
23:38 19 Dec 21
Over the past 3+ years have had two hygienists and the dentist. All are great, reasonable with recommendations, and just plain nice.
Simon Nussbaum
Simon Nussbaum
15:14 16 Dec 21
Been There More than 10 times, The only thing unpleasant is the Fluoride lolGreat place, Great people
Jackson Smallman
Jackson Smallman
23:06 15 Dec 21
Welcoming patients until 7 pm on weekdays & open Saturdays!

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