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Why Dental Sealants Are Important for Children’s Smiles

The dentists at Park View Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics are proud to provide children with a wide range of preventive dental care solutions to ensure they achieve and maintain proper oral health and wellness. In order to do this, one of our dentists in New York, NY, may recommend the placement of dental sealants. Dental sealants are a preventative treatment that can reduce the risk of developing decay and disease, making them ideal for little ones who may not be able to properly brush and floss their teeth effectively. This extra layer of protection can make all the difference in your child’s oral health, making it an affordable investment in protecting their teeth and smile from irreversible damage.

Why are dental sealants important for children’s smiles?

Dental sealants essentially act as a barrier, protecting the grooves and pits in children’s teeth from food particles and bacteria. These areas can be hard to clean properly with just brushing alone, so sealants can help children prevent cavities and tooth decay.

How long do dental sealants last?

Another benefit of dental sealants is their expected lifespan. Sealants can last for several years with proper care, making them a cost-effective way to protect your child’s smile. They are affordable and can save money in the long run when you consider the cost of repairing dental issues such as tooth decay or periodontal disease.

What can my child expect when getting a dental sealant?

The process is quick and painless. The tooth will be cleaned, and then the sealant material will be applied onto the surface of the tooth, where it will harden and bond to the tooth. Your child may not even need numbing or anesthesia for this simple procedure.

Request an appointment today!

So talk to your child’s dentist at Park View Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics about whether dental sealants are right for your little one’s smile! Call the office at 212-879-6518 to request an appointment at our New York, NY, practice. Drs. Rima Parikh, Deborah Pilla, Megan Chin, and Raya Abu-Zahra can help your child build the foundation they need for healthy smiles for life!

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