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More About Sealants

Although brushing and flossing are important ways to help prevent cavities, it’s not always possible for your kids to adequately clean all those tiny spaces between the teeth— specifically the back molars that are used to chew and can become a hiding spot for leftover food. Why your child may need sealants:

Helps stop early stages of decay from turning into aggressive cavities

Saves money in the long term as your child is less likely to require more costly treatments

Reduces pain and sensitivity

Sealants are a thin, insulating layer (generally made from plastic resin) that stick to the chewing surface of the back teeth and smooth them out.

Sealing your child’s teeth as they come in can act as a proactive solution to a healthier smile. It’s in your child’s best interest to have a sealant put in when their first and second set of molars are beginning to come through (age 5-7 and age 11-14) to ensure their protection from damage and possible decay.

A 2016 report released by the Centers for Disease Control on the importance of sealants for children stated that, “school-age children without sealants have almost three times more cavities than children with sealants.”

Common Questions

Why do I need sealants?

Sealants are thin layers that coat the teeth to protect against food and other particles that can cause tooth decay. They are typically applied to adult molars, which are especially susceptible to decay because of their placement in the mouth and crevices that hold onto food.

Can sealants act as a replacement for oral care?

Definitely not! Even if you have a sealant applied to a tooth you still need to practice proper brushing and flossing techniques for all areas of the mouth.

We strive to...

Value what you have to say and constantly work to satisfy your needs

Maintain an excellence in dentistry through continuing education courses and seminars.

Provide you with an environment that is calm, clean and collected

Invest in the latest modern technological advancements to ensure that your visit is as comfortable as possible

Insurance & Billing

We make the financial aspect simple and will direct bill major insurance providers. We know it’s not always easy to finance a dental situation but we are happy to work with you on payment arrangements to take some of the stress off your shoulders. We accept CareCredit at our practice.

Why Choose Our Practice


You can talk to us. We will ease your anxiety and assure that you are fully informed by answering all of your questions. When all is said and done, we can even have fun.


We know that dentistry is not what is used to be. At our practice we use the latest modern technological advancements to ensure that your visit is as comfortable as possible.


We value what you have to say and we constantly work to satisfy your needs. Our first-rate service is because of you. Check out some of our online patient reviews!

Our Satisfied Patients

We are so thankful to all of our amazing patients who have taken the time to share their experiences on Google, Facebook, and other online sources.

I have used Dr. Owens for 15+ years and he has always made sure I am comfortable and ok during procedures. Great dentist and his staff is always super friendly and welcoming!

Dog M.

Rating: 5/5

Contact us and let us help you achieve your smile goals today.

3511 Cypress St
West Monroe, LA 71291

Office Hours

Mon: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tues: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wed: 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Thurs: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Fri - Sun: Closed

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