BRONX GENERAL DENTISTRY
SEALANTS AT GANDHI DDS, BRONX, NEW YORK
Highly skilled Bronx area General Dentist – Dr Gandhi is hear to help you to maintain your oral health and general dentistry needs especially sealants, dentures and fillings. Call and make an appointment with Dr Gandhi at Bronx dental Center – Gandhi DDS
Sealants are thin coatings that are typically placed on the permanent back teeth, or molars, as a preventative measure. Teeth have pits and grooves that are difficult to reach and clean, even with a fine-bristled toothbrush. Ideally, dental sealants are placed soon after the molar has erupted to seal out bacteria that causes decay and cavities. While sealants are usually placed while the patient is still young, there are many adults who can benefit from sealants as well.
In one landmark study, a permanent first molar without sealants is seven times more likely to develop a cavity than a permanent first molar with a sealant¹. As a result, in our Bronx, Newark dental office we recommend dental sealants be placed on permanent molars to reduce the likelihood of decay or cavities.
Highly effective in preventing decay on the biting surfaces of your chewing teeth, dental sealants are a simple procedure in which a tooth-colored acrylic “coating” is painted onto the surface of the tooth. This effectively “seals” the deep grooves, acting as a barrier and protecting enamel from plaque and acids.