Dental Sealants in Roslyn Heights

Dental Associates for Kids Only, LLP provides dental sealants in Roslyn Heights, NY. To learn more or schedule an appointment, call 516-625-3806.

What are Dental Sealants

To prevent cavities, sealant material made of resin is painted onto the chewing surface of the teeth – usually those in the back. Once hardened, the sealant creates a layer of protection against plaque that can lead to cavities.

Brushing and flossing is so important for oral health, but it is not uncommon for kids (adults, too) to miss certain areas – especially crevices. By taking advantage of dental sealants, the chance for buildup in these areas is significantly reduced.

Benefits of Dental Sealants

  • Prevention of cavities and more severe forms of tooth decay 
  • Matches the teeth so it can’t be seen by others
  • Quick, painless, and rewarding treatment
  • They can last for years, replacing every 2-4 years on average

Are You a Good Candidate for Dental Sealants?

Children and teens are all good candidates for dental sealants. While some dentists may use the treatment on baby teeth, it is more often used on permanent teeth – primarily molars and premolars. 

Dental sealants only protect against future dental concerns, so sealing a tooth that has already been subjected to decay will just continue to decay underneath the sealant. Therefore a good candidate would be someone who does not have any underlying dental issues – and is just looking for preventative care.

Why Choose Dental Associates for Kids Only, LLP?

At Dental Associates for Kids Only, LLP, your child is our priority. That’s why we do everything imaginable to offer the best treatment and services – and place a great emphasis on preventative care. We take the time to discuss any concerns, answer any questions, and work together with you to develop the best plan of care for your child’s successful oral health. 

From our state-of-the-art technology and advanced procedures to our highly-skilled compassionate team, Dental Associates for Kids Only, LLP is the premier pediatric dental destination. And, we are excited to welcome your child to our practice.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do you care for dental sealants? 

There is nothing that you need to do to care for your dental sealants. Just continue oral hygiene habits as normal. 

Are sealants and fillings the same? 

No. Fillings are a form of repair when decay has already started. Sealants are a means of preventive care to reduce the chances of decay. 

Does it hurt to get dental sealants? 

No, it does not hurt. This painless procedure doesn’t even involve the use of local anesthesia.

To learn more or schedule an appointment, call 516-625-3806.