If you think that some of your teeth are more prone to cavities than others, you’re right! The back molars, which usually pop up between the ages of six and twelve, have many pits and grooves that are extremely narrow and hard to keep clean. Some of these pits and grooves are so narrow that not even a single bristle of your toothbrush will fit inside! These pits and grooves are the perfect collecting place for plaque and bacteria, where they will gather and cause tooth decay.
To protect these back teeth against decay, Dr. Robert Marder will place dental sealants. A sealant is a clear or tooth-colored material that covers the chewing surface of the back teeth, effectively blocking out the plaque and bacteria that cause decay. A sealant can also create a smooth surface over a tooth, making that tooth easier to keep free from decay and cavities.
In just one simple and comfortable appointment, our dentist can apply a dental sealant in New City, New York. The best time to place dental sealants is when the back molars erupt, so if your children haven’t had sealants yet, give us a call! We’ll be happy to schedule their appointments and help them learn the importance of optimal oral health.