Gentle Dental of Blue Bell
790 Penllyn Blue Bell Pike, Suite 103, Blue Bell, PA 19422

Adults Can also Seal up the Benefits of Dental Sealants

dca-blog-262-Dental-Sealants_1200x630

If you think that dental sealants are only for kids, think again. Today, family dentistry experts are using dental sealants to protect adults from the pain and problems of tooth decay. Discover how dental sealants can keep your grown-up smile healthy.

Protection for Every Age and Stage

Dental sealants are safe, plastic coatings applied to the chewing surfaces of the molars to form a barrier against the food particles and plaque that can lead to tooth decay. Sealants are placed on these back teeth because they have the most exposure to food and bacteria, but their enamel is thinner and it’s harder for toothbrushes to clean them completely. As a result, 90 percent of tooth decay develops within their deep grooves. That’s why family dentistry experts say that the best way to prevent this decay is by covering these areas with dental sealants. This not only saves you from cavities, but also saves you money because the protection of sealants is much less costly than the treatments of fillings and root canals, even with an affordable dentist. Dental sealants were initially used only on children, but they’ve become a popular form of decay defense for adults of every age.

The Placement Process

No matter if you’re age five or 95, the application of dental sealants is the same at all family dentistry practices. Once you arrive for your appointment, expect the following process:

  1. The molars receiving treatment are cleaned well.
  2. A special material is placed on the molars for around 15 seconds to prepare them to adhere to the sealant, and then it is rinsed away.
  3. The sealant substance is applied to the grooves of the molars and set with a powerful curing light.
  4. The sealant hardens very quickly and you can resume your normal activities with the peace of mind of protection.

Making Sealants Last the Test of Time

Sealants can last for many years and are often recommended for adults who are susceptible to cavities. But sealants can also chip or fall off with time, which will leave your molars vulnerable to decay. That’s why your sealants must be examined at every check-up and cleaning appointment with your affordable dentist. If they have cracked or fallen off, they need to be replaced immediately to ensure that your teeth are protected. According to family dentistry experts, they can be replaced with little time or cost to keep providing big benefits.

To get the dental care you deserve from an affordable dentist in Blue Bell, call Gentle Dental of Blue Bell today at (267) 439-4912 or make an appointment.

Gentle Dental offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Blue Bell. With 14 affiliated practices in the Greater Philadelphia area, our offices are conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Gentle Dental of Blue Bell, 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 Gentle Dental of Blue Bell.

Read What Our Patients Say
Patient Reviews
I was taken right away, treated professionally and curtiously. Donna is great!
Joann C.
I have already recommended this Gentle Dentle to my neighbor who is also now a patient.
John H.
Start to finish, everything was great. I've had a lot of work done this year and the entire team is great at what they do. From the time I walk in to […]
John T.
As usual everyone was great and did a great job -- I was comfortable through out
Stephen D.
Great staff! Gentle dentist!
Anonymous
The staff are very nice and professional. I am glad I chose to make an appointment with Gentle Dental!
Anonymous
Your staff was very professional. I received excellent quality service at a fair price. Thank You, Dr. Martin Kalish
Martin K.
Mary Beth & Dr Anrute both did an outstanding job.
Hampton R.
I was great
Geantania Y.
A very good visit as scheduled activities were timely and Fern's services were outstanding.
Daniel R.
Excellent service on an emergency appt....
Elizabeth R.
this has been one of the best dentists that i have been to. i have a lot of work that needs to be done and the doctors that are in this practice are […]
Charles B.
Office staff are friendly, courteous and efficient.
Bernadette G.
I was taken on time, and Donna, who I have had the past few times, is very gentle.
Joann C.
Excellent experience. Staff so nice and accommodating. Dr Asmute is the best
Anonymous
had very pleasant visit, impressions came out ok...teeth stayed in...
Joseph F.
Very good professional dental service and i am very pleased for over 2 years.
Thomas M.
No pain, comfortable the whole time.
Anonymous
The office was neat, the dentist took his time, was gentle & patiently explained my options and the young lady at the front desk was efficient and […]
Merit H.
I needed to change my scheduled 6 month appointment due to my work schedule and Gental Dental was able to change with no hesitation. Besides getting […]
James P.
Always a great experience. Staff is very good.
Alexander D.
It was amazingly nice for a Dentist visit, I had a major scraping and cleaning with absolutely no pain. My Dentist Donna was as your name says […]
Bernadette T.
Dr Amrut is a great dentist, very skilled, very compassionate.
Alyce B.
This was my first visit to Gentle Dental as my wife had gone there and recommended them. I was treated with Respect, patience, and consideration as I […]
John D.
Jackie did an excellent job!
Xiaoqiu Z.
Very professional went out of their way to make me feel comfortable.
Michael R.
Staff very friendly, good timing,no long waits
Mildred T.
Everyone is so kind ......
Donna M.
I was very pleased with the service and treatment.
John H.
Very patient freindy environment, always ask you are you OK? while servicing your teeth:-)
Mildred T.
It was a good experience. They made sure I was comfortable during the entire procedure and I was happy with the results.
Ellen E.
Very professional and courteous staff.
Troy T.
Gentle Dental @ Blue Bell, PA is absolutely the best!!
Anonymous
Dr. was friendly-.explained all he would accomplish and did a great job of matching color on
Ruth E.
Very nice staff. Clean office. The dentists are top notch. I would recommend gentle dental to my family and friends
Jason H.
Excellent care and customer service!
Rita A.
I thought the root canal was done very effectively and quickly.Swelling went down in 3 days still somewhat touchy when I chew on that side. I'll be […]
Duane K.
Painless - Dr. Amrut is very caring and explains everything - and he's very skilled.
Amy W.
Was in and out within an hour having 2 large cavities filled. My dentist was very friendly and nicely explained what he was doing while he was […]
Stephen L.
Dr. Wendy and her assistant were amazing. I was very nervous about the procedure, and they made me feel comfortable and relaxed.
Allison F.
Prices good - very affordable. Staff very nice & helpful - all questions answered. No hi-pressure sales, just legitimate advice based on your needs. […]
Amy W.
Efficient, courtesy and helpful! Pleasant experience all around!
Shannah S.
The service I needed was completed quickly and painlessly. I have gotten crows before and it took much longer to complete. Great job!!
Matthew M.
Great dentist and staff. I have never waited more than a few minutes and the entire staff is friendly and makes sure you are comfortable.
Anonymous
the doctor is pleasant and respectable.
Anonymous
Fast appointments and fast service!
Jacqueline V.
There was no wait. I was seen at my appointment time. I saw Dr Andelin for my first visit and Dr Amrute on my second visit. They were both awesome. […]
Naomi B.
Awesome experience
April B.
The doctor and staff were very nice, caring and informative.
Alison C.
I had a bone graft on 10/3 for a new crown. Dr. Craig was the surgeon who operated on me. He was wonderful. He told me everything he was going to do […]
Marie H.
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

Office Hours
  • Monday 10:30 AM - 8:00 PM
  • Tuesday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Wednesday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Thursday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Friday Closed
  • Saturday 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Sunday Closed
Get in touch:
  • Phone: (267) 439-4912
Our Location