At Rye Dental Associates, we believe preventive dental care is the best way to maintain optimal oral health. One of the most important goals of preventive care is to avoid cavities. One of the preventive treatments we offer is dental sealants.
A dental sealant is a thin coat of plastic which we apply to the back teeth to smooth out the surface. This prevents the deposit of plaque and food particles. Dental sealants are most commonly used as a preventive treatment for children but are equally effective for adults.
Why are sealants needed?
The surfaces of back teeth are irregular and include grooves and fissures. Food, plaque and bacteria can hide in these spaces. Regular brushing cannot always reach these areas making them a perfect breeding ground for cavities.
The application of dental sealants is quick and painless and can be completed during a regular checkup. Before applying the sealant, the tooth will be cleaned and dried, and an etching material is applied. The liquid sealant will then be painted onto the tooth. Once the sealant is hardened, you are all done!
Get added protection for your family’s teeth. Book your appointment with Rye Dental Associates! Call us at (914) 967-1242. Our dental office is located at 33 Cedar Street #1, Rye, NY 10580.