Dental Sealants Treatment in Westchester NY | Guerrino Dentistry

Why Do You Need Sealants?

According to the American Dental Association, dental sealants are a crucial part of preventive dentistry. They are most often recommended for children between the ages of six and 12 years old, as soon as their permanent molars come in. Adults, who are prone to tooth decay or have suffered from decay in the past, can also consider getting sealants. This preventive treatment is a powerful tool in keeping your smile healthy and reducing decay by up to 70 percent. Since tooth enamel does not contain sensitive nerves, placing a sealant entails a painless procedure. Patients do not require numbing shots.

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What Does Guerrino Dentistry Offer For Sealants?

Applying dental sealants is easy. Guerrino Dentistry can perform the procedure in a single session. We first examine our patient's teeth and look out for signs of tooth decay. If the issue is minor, we will gently remove it. Next, we will clean and dry the tooth before etching it via a safe solution. This allows the sealing material to adhere to your tooth surface better. That tooth will then be rinsed and dried again. Once the tooth is prepared, we will paint the sealant on the tooth in liquid form. It will harden by itself in a minute. In some cases, we may utilize a special curing light.