Dental Sealants in Maspeth
Many patients believe that dental sealants are just for kids who are still learning how to care for their teeth, but this comfortable, non-invasive protective coating can guard smiles at any age. The American Dental Association recognizes sealants as one of the key steps in cavity prevention. Whether patients are young and developing their hygiene routines, have a history of frequent tooth decay, or have deep ridges in teeth that make it difficult to keep smiles free from plaque and bacteria, dental sealants can be a big help.
Dental sealants can be placed quickly as part of any regular dental checkup – no need to schedule an extra visit. If we determine patients are in need of extra protection, we start the process by applying a cleaning and etching solution to prepare teeth. After a few seconds, we apply the sealant and harden the material by using a curing light. Quick, easy, and pain-free, the entire procedure typically takes between 5 and 45 minutes, depending on the number of affected teeth. Best of all, sealants last up to 10 years!
Dental sealants create an invisible barrier between teeth and decay-causing bacteria, keeping smiles healthy. If you’re interested in finding out more about dental sealants or any of our services for kids and adults, contact Maspeth Dental. We’re proud to serve patients from Maspeth, Brooklyn, and other nearby locations.