Fluoride Treatment in Gainesville

Seal Away Cavities

Fluoride and Sealant Treatments For Cavity-Free Kids


We pride ourselves on having kids in our “Cavity-Free Club” to encourage them to take better care of their dental health.

At Hero Pediatric Dentistry, we actively prevent cavities with our sealant and fluoride treatment in Gainesville to give kids a boost when it comes to dental care.

Fluoride Treatments and Sealants Overview

Fluoride is an amazing mineral that has been proven to repair tooth enamel and to reduce the risk of tooth decay. It’s present in our water, food, and toothpaste, but dentists use an additional topical fluoride treatment to provide even extra protection. A sealant is a thin, white plastic coating that we apply to the surfaces of the tooth. It acts as a barrier to keep food and bacteria from settling in the grooves and causing tooth decay.

What It Does

Fluoride and sealants help prevent:


Tooth decay


Gum disease

Plaque buildup

How Fluoride Treatments and Sealants Work

After a thorough cleaning, we apply fluoride and sealants onto your child’s teeth at the end of the visit. This ensures they adhere to a nice, clean surface and no food or plaque is stuck underneath.

Pediatric dentist in Gainesville talking to a young patient and her mom

What to Expect

For fluoride, your child will likely feel the sticky varnish on their teeth, but they can’t lick it off. Generally, they will have to wait 30 minutes before they can eat for maximum fluoride absorption.

For sealants, we cover the tooth’s enamel with the sealant and then cure it with an LED light to harden it to your child’s tooth. Your child can eat, drink, and return to school immediately after receiving the sealant.

The Best Sealant and Fluoride Treatment in Gainesville

A Fun, Kid-Friendly Office

We have prizes and toys available for kids to use so they look forward to coming into our office.

Gentle and Compassionate Care

We take special care in making you and your child feel comfortable.

Experienced Specialists

With our focus in pediatric dentistry, our specialists have undergone additional years of training just to serve you and your kids better.

Frequently Asked Questions About Fluoride and Sealants

Join Our Cavity-Free Club!

If your kid is cavity-free when they come into our office, they win a special prize!