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A person’s back molars are important for properly chewing food. But these teeth are also the most prone to cavities and decay. Fortunately, with dental sealants and good oral hygiene, we can help avoid this serious issue.

Dental Sealant Treatment

Dental sealants are a plastic coating that is painted on the molars to establish an effective barrier against harmful bacteria and plaque. They also smooth out the rough chewing surfaces of the teeth, thereby making them easier to clean and maintain. Sealants are an important preventive treatment that goes a long way towards helping a person maintain strong and healthy teeth.

Sealants are most commonly used for children; however, many adults also receive dental sealants as a way of taking extra measures to protect their teeth. Our experts can determine if sealants are right for any given patient.

Sealants can be applied in just one visit to our practice. We start by thoroughly cleaning the teeth. We then apply an acidic etching gel directly to the teeth. This is used to roughen the outer surfaces of the teeth so that the sealants will be able to bond more easily. We will then dry the teeth and paint on the sealant coating.

The coating will be allowed to dry, and we will evaluate the sealants to make sure that the teeth have been sealed correctly and that the patient’s bite has not been affected. The patient will not need to make any significant changes to their oral care practices after receiving sealants.

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Review from Cherie
five stars


I had the BEST experience at Salem Creek Family Dental! I had an extremely painful toothache and was able to get in right away and Dr. Costello was AMAZING and so was her assistant Miranda!! They helped make the experience so relaxing it was almost enjoyable! And believe me coming from someone with severe "dentist anxiety" that is saying a lot! I had no pain at all even after the procedure! Dr Costello even called the next day to check on how things were going! I recommend this dentist office to everyone!
Review from Reba Pinner
five stars

Reba Pinner

Very best staff and exceptional dental care. The office is beautiful, comfortable and spotless. Highly recommend this dental office. I have very sensitive teeth and they always ensure a comfortable treatment. The staff is friendly and work to accommodate patients’ needs.
Review from Jonna Hamby
five stars

Jonna Hamby

Dr. Costello really helped me out when I needed a mouth guard for grinding my teeth. She took the time to work with my crazy schedule and went the extra mile to let me know she was invested in my needs! Her office was so clean and welcoming, and both she and her staff are beyond kind. Thanks, Dr. Costello!
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Dr. Ashley Costello
When Dr. Ashley Costello opened Salem Creek Family Dental, her goal was – and still is – to create a compassionate and affordable dental home for families in her hometown of Murfreesboro.

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