Drs. Lasher and Harriman at Dental One Associates of Waldorf
3500 Old Washington Road, Suite 301, Waldorf, MD 20602

Common Questions About Dental Sealants

dca-blog_dental-sealants-protected-tooth

If you or your child is particularly vulnerable to cavities, your dentist may use a teeth sealant to stop decay in its tracks. Dental sealants are plastic resin coatings applied to the chewing surfaces of molars and sometimes premolars to prevent food and plaque from reaching the grooves and depressions where toothbrush bristles can’t reach. The process is painless and only takes a few minutes. After the tooth is cleaned and prepared, a teeth sealant is painted onto the surface where it quickly hardens. Once a tooth is sealed, it is no longer vulnerable to the acids that cause tooth decay.

Who Benefits from a Tooth Sealant?

Children, teens, and adults who are prone to dental decay can benefit from sealants. Small children should have them applied as soon as their first permanent teeth erupt.

Why Should I Consider Dental Sealants?

When you seal teeth away from plaque and prevent decay, you’ll save time and money by avoiding more costly dental treatments like root canals, fillings, and crowns.

What if the Dental Sealant Accidentally Covers a Cavity?

The sealant will provide a barrier that doesn’t allow bacteria or acids to access the cavity, so the decay will not progress.

Are Sealants Good for Baby Teeth?

If your baby’s teeth have pits and grooves, sealing them may be a good option. Baby teeth are important for proper spacing of permanent teeth, so it’s important to prevent them from falling out early.

How Long Does a Teeth Sealant Last?

With regular care and minor repairs as necessary, dental sealants can effectively seal teeth for up to ten years.

Will My Insurance Pay for a Sealant?

Some dental insurance plans do cover preventative treatments like sealants. Check with your insurance company to be sure.

To get the dental care you deserve from an affordable dentist in Waldorf, call Drs. Lasher and Harriman at Dental One Associates of Waldorf today at (301) 861-0665 or make an appointment.

Dental One Associates offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Waldorf. With 12 affiliated practices throughout Maryland, our offices are conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Drs. Lasher and Harriman at Dental One Associates of Waldorf, 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 Drs. Lasher and Harriman at Dental One Associates of Waldorf.

Read What Our Patients Say
Patient Reviews
This is the best office I have ever been to. Been going to Dr. LAsher for 25 yrs.
Melanie S.
Caring environment with quality care
Jerry S.
Dr. Lasher is an awesome dentist. I have recommended several friends and family members. His dental assistants are so friendly. You feel at ease when you have a to come there.
Lori H.
Prompt
Tara W.
Because of the professional and courteous service I receive from all the staff member at Dental One Associates.
Kurt D.
Donna is wonderful, and Dr. Lasher a trusted friendly professional
Teresa W.
Treatment n customer service
Monee K.
Dr. Lasher is the best dentist! The dental assistant and front desk person were great as well!
Lauren M.
There was no wait time. My hygienist, Donna was awesome.
Wanda Q.
I have been a client/ patient here for nearly 20 years. Very friendly dentist and staff!
Robert T.
Friendliness and time spent for appt.
Joyce B.
Friendly, great work and ensured my comfort the entire visit.
Donieshia T.
Overall excellence in all services
Michael G.
Accommodating office staff and good care in the chair!
Tammy C.
Very good experience overall.
Bryn J.
Everyone is friendly, cheerful, professional and on time.
Nancy E.
I enjoy seeing the same hygienist, and everyone is friendly.
Christine H.
My hygienist, Cory is second to none!! She is extremely thorough, knowledgeable, and gentle. Our family loves her!!
Reynal A.
Staff attentiveness
Theresa D.
Pleased with the overall experience was very satisfactory. Would definitely recommend your office to anyone.
Betty W.
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 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Tuesday 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Wednesday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Thursday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Friday 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Saturday 8:30 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Sunday Closed
Get in touch:
  • Phone: (301) 861-0665
Our Location