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Are you curious about the advantages are of dental sealants? Dental sealants are used to give you maximum protection for your smile and to ensure that your back teeth are healthy for many years to come. For children, dental sealants can protect their teeth from decay.

Dental sealants are a thin layer of plastic that is applied to your teeth which is then hardened under a special light. Once the plastic hardens, it is will stave off the plaque, bacteria, food debris and the acids that cause tooth decay. If needed, the seal can be reapplied easily. In addition, a standard dental sealant can last upwards of a decade.

Studies have shown that dental sealants are extremely effective at keeping tooth hazards at bay. The Centers for Disease Control states that children with dental sealants are three times less likely to have cavities. However, sealants should not be used for infants. They are most effective when children get their first molars, which usually occurs when they are 6 years old. Once applied, the risk of tooth decay diminishes by 80%.

If you would like to schedule an appointment with Stephen Kwitnicki, DDS to see if you are a candidate for dental sealants, please call Dr. Stephen Kwitnicki and the rest of our team at our office in Union, New Jersey at 908-688-1160. Let us get you started on the road to a brighter, whiter smile!