General dentistry patients in the Staten Island area know that regular brushing and flossing are essential for optimal oral health. However, the bristles of your toothbrush can’t reach into every small groove and depression in your teeth, especially the really bumpy back teeth. That’s where sealants can be invaluable.
Dental sealants are a plastic material that is applied by your Staten Island dentist. This material is a resin that bonds to the chewing surfaces of the back teeth, mainly in the pits and fissures. The plastic acts as a shield against acids and plaque so that the tooth enamel is protected.
Many Staten Island residents might think that sealants are only for children and teenagers, but they can actually be beneficial for adults as well. If you are wondering if sealants are right for you, speak with your dentist Dr. Fred Hecht. This simple dental procedure can dramatically improve your oral health by protecting the surfaces that are particularly vulnerable to decay.
Many New York dental insurance providers include dental sealants as a covered benefit, so check with your provider if you are considering them. If you don’t have dental insurance, ask us about financing options. Because they can prevent cavities, dental sealants can save you money in the long run.
I’m Dr. Frederick Hecht, a Staten Island dentist and I want to thank you for visiting my dental blog. At our office we serve the Staten Island area by offering:
- sedation dentistry
- cosmetic dentistry
- porcelain veneers and crowns
- root canals
- dental implants
If you have any questions about these or other cosmetic dental procedures or would like to schedule an appointment, call us today at (347) 695-4370. Our comfortable staff would be happy to assist you.
Dr. Frederick Hecht
Staten Island Dental Care
1520 Richmond Ave
Staten Island, New York