Advanced Dental Care of Shady Road
3040 SW 27th Avenue, Suite 101, Ocala, FL 34471

Dental Sealants Guard Against Plaque and Decay


It’s important to brush and floss your teeth regularly to keep cavities at bay, but your at-home oral care may not be enough. While your toothbrush can easily reach the flat surfaces of your teeth, it can’t reach into all the tiny grooves and depressions that make up the chewing surfaces of your molars, and these places are often where tooth decay starts. If you’re especially prone to cavities, your dentist may be able to help prevent plaque from reaching these surfaces by applying a tooth sealant. Dental sealants are thin layers of plastic that act as barriers to seal teeth away from food and plaque. Applied to molars and premolars, they can seal teeth to prevent decay that leads to early tooth loss.

How Do Dental Sealants Work?

Sealants are helpful for children and teens who are likely to develop pit and fissure decay, but many adults are also good candidates. A plastic resin sealant is painted directly onto the tooth enamel. It bonds to the surface and hardens to seal teeth away from plaque and acids. As long as it stays intact, the tooth is protected against decay. A sealant may last for several years under normal conditions. During regular dental exams, your dentist will check to see if sealants need to be reapplied.

Strategy for Preventing Tooth Decay

Keeping your teeth healthy involves several steps. Brush twice a day with toothpaste your dentist recommends, clean between your teeth with dental floss or an interdental cleaner, eat a tooth-friendly, balanced diet, and keep your dental appointments. If you need extra cavity prevention, ask your dentist in Ocala if a tooth sealant is right for you. 

To get the dental care you deserve from an affordable dentist in Ocala, call Advanced Dental Care of Shady Road today at (352) 433-4934 or make an appointment.

Advanced Dental Care offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Ocala. With 21 affiliated practices throughout Florida, our offices are conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Advanced Dental Care of Shady Road, 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 Advanced Dental Care of Shady Road.

Read What Our Patients Say
Patient Reviews
Most professional office staff, the BEST hygienist and my very favorite dentist, Dr Torres!
Patricia P.
I traveled 3 hours for dental procedures at this facility. My appointments were always on time and the staff and dentist were great!
Delaina B.
Good experience
Jean D.
Sweet and kind dentist
Joel M.
My family and I love the staff and especially the office manager. She makes sure that we are taking care of and the environment is family friendly. We love our dentist family❤️
Isaac W.
The staff and Dr Chen stayed open just so they could take care of my daughter. Chloe really made this appointment possible! They were very patient and kind to her. They went out of their way to help […]
Shannon F.
All the staff, from the front desk, to financial, to hygenists, to Dr. Larkin, have all been exceptional. They have consistently made my children feel comfortable and safe (my daughter actually said […]
Brynne L.
Absolutely love Sara she does an amazing job on my teeth- I’m very happy with the service they provide!
Annie B.
Everyone at Advanced Dental Care of Shady Road is professional, friendly and courteous. Thanks especially to Dr. Torres for his attention to detail, and to Leci and Chloe for their professionalism.
Dave D.
I am so impressed with the friendliness of the staff, and the quality of the doctor’s. In this crazy world, it is really reassuring to find someplace I can trust.
Bonnie E.
Friendly staff, prompt appointment time, treatment plan explained, scheduling for services easy.
Delaina B.
Great teeth cleaning and the hygienist was very friendly
Yelitza M.
The perio team, Dr. Reddy, Marie,and Jennifer were wonderful and made me feel really comfortable!
Elizabeth V.
Judy the hygienist was great. All the people there are friendly and professional
Stacey R.
My teeth cleaning was awesome. The tech that cleaned my teeth was professional, polite and very knowledgeable about her profession
Douglas R.
Every staff member from reception is to dental assistance back to check out are very polite kind caring and friendly. And my dentist Dr. Torres well he’s the greatest very knowledgeable patient […]
Brenda J.
Excellent skills of the dentist (Torres) and dental assistant (Chloe) and their prompt and courteous service.
Cynthia N.
I had another great experience having my periodontal maintenance cleaning performed by Sarah. She takes her time to do a very thorough and comfortable procedure. I would definitely recommend Sarah […]
Joseph V.
Nice caring people
Gerald W.
Everyone in the office is very pleasant, and professional.
Elliott Z.
We Accept Most Insurance Plans!
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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.

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Office Hours
  • Monday 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Tuesday 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Wednesday 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Thursday 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Friday 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
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  • Phone: (352) 433-4934
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