Sealants

WHAT ARE DENTAL SEALANTS?

Dental sealants are thin plastic coatings that protect the chewing surfaces of children's back teeth from decay (cavities). Because they have small pits and grooves, these surfaces are rough and uneven. Food and germs can get stuck in the pits and grooves and stay there for a long time because toothbrush bristles cannot brush them away. Sealants fill in the grooves and keep the food out.

 

WHY ARE THEY NEEDED?

Children should get sealants on their permanent molars as soon as they come in--before decay attacks the teeth. Sealants, daily brushing and flossing, drinking fluoridated water, and regular dental check-ups are an important part of your child's oral health and the best defense against tooth decay.

 


Monroe Dental Group

809 State Route 208
Monroe, NY 10950
(845) 782-5040



Pine Bush Dental Group

2412 State Route 52
Pine Bush, NY 12566
(845) 744-5422


Middletown Dental Associates

225 Dolson Ave
Suite 202
Middletown, NY 10940
(845) 343-1486


Newburgh Dental Associates

407 Gidney Ave
Newburgh, NY 12550
(845) 561-1969