Gentle Dental at Oregon Avenue
1419 West Oregon Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19145

Family Dentistry Experts Can’t Keep Their Lips Sealed About Dental Sealants


If you’re concerned about cavities, then dental sealants may be just what the dentist ordered. Discover how this dental protection can ease your mind and make you smile.

What Exactly are Dental Sealants?

Dental sealants are thin, plastic coatings that are bonded into the crevices or sides of teeth to protect them from dental decay, which usually develops in these areas. They come in clear or white to be completely unnoticeable. Sealants are extremely popular and have been used by family dentistry experts since the 1960s.

When is the Best Time for Sealants?

Sealants are a preventive measure, rather than a corrective course of treatment, which is why sealants are typically placed before a cavity has formed. Not all people or all teeth need this dental protection, but this can only be determined after an examination by a family dentistry specialist. In fact, it’s children who usually get them, but sealants are also used on all ages of adults. If dental sealants are recommended, it is best to have them placed as soon as possible to ensure that the teeth are protected. If there are slight signs that a cavity has started to develop, dental sealants may still be recommended. The only way to find out if sealants are needed is by visiting one of the best dentists in South Philadelphia to evaluate your case.

How Long Will This Protection Last?

While many dental sealants can last up to a decade, they typically can be expected to remain intact for three to five years. Dentists sometimes see adults whose sealants have remained intact since childhood. But any length of time that sealants last is time you can be assured your teeth are protected. If you notice a sealant has chipped or fallen off, visit your family dentistry practitioner as soon as possible so it can be repaired. With the popularity and prevalence of dental sealants today, you can rest assured that any of the dentists in South Philadelphia will evaluate your sealants during your regular dental check-ups.

To get the dental care you deserve from an affordable dentist in South Philadelphia, call Gentle Dental at Oregon Avenue today at (215) 310-5817 or make an appointment.

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

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Patient Reviews
The hygenist and doctor were SO nice!!
Jessica D.
Your dental hygienists Ms. Ivy is absolutely wonderful. The front desk staff is awesome. They always make my appointments a great experience.
Stacey W.
Like the dentist, explains everything and the assistants are knowledgeable and pleasant.
Viola R.
I visited Gentle Dental to discuss my dental issues, as a possible new patient. Dr. Shin discussed possible options, a root canal, and I was to notify him of my decision after seeing a periodontist, […]
Philly P.
Great service
Khadijah B.
I enjoyed my visit at Gentle Dental the staff welcomed me and also the Doc treated me and my cavities with care. I like going here because they made me feel as if I am family.
Bellaneezia S.
I went to get a root canal scared as ever it didn’t take long, painless and I like the fact that the dentist hid the needle from me.
Zahiyah B.
Office staff is very friendly
Naeem S.
My expereince has always been very pleasant. I usually learn something new informationally everytime I go.
Piper G.
Great staff. Glad to see the same people from one visit to the next.
Carol B.
This office is very clean and well kept. The staff is very friendly and polite. The doctor was very gentle and caring, best experience I ever had at a dentist
Lynette W.
You have a professional team working at your office you have a pleasant staff thank you
Albert M.
I have nothing bad to say about this place. Everyone was friendly and I felt completely comfortable. Haven’t gone to the dentist in awhile and the worse part was just the anticipation of getting […]
Similarity T.
The doctor along with his staff we’re fabulous
Tamara R.
Very professional and nice staff. They truly cared about my root canal situation and resolved it in no time!! See you in 6 months!! Thanks!!!
Rob S.
Everyone was polite and helpful.
Ashley H.
Very professional no long wait & procedures are very timely
Rhonye B.
This office is very clean and well kept. The staff is very friendly and polite. The doctor was very gentle and caring, best experience I ever had at a dentist
Lynette W.
Staff is always polite sand friendly. The dentist takes his time and shows much compassion for his patients
Lynette W.
I received very good customer service etc
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  • Monday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Tuesday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Wednesday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Thursday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Friday 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Saturday 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Sunday Closed
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