Sealants Are Critical to Children' Oral Health November 18 2014


Sealants are plastic coatings that protect those difficult to reach pits and grooves on the chewing surfaces of the teeth from the bacteria that cause tooth decay. A quick and painless procedure done in Dr David Schwartz's Great Neck office, sealants are applied to the chewing surfaces of permanent molars as soon as possible after they fully erupt in the mouth, usually between the ages of six to eight for first molars and 10 to 12 for second molars.  

The good news is you may be able to help prevent future cavities by making sure your child receives preventive care, including having sealants applied to first and  second molars.  Statistics show that approximately 60 to 70 percent of cavities can be prevented by placing sealants on children's molars . 

As a parent, you want your child to be as healthy as possible, and that includes protecting their teeth.  Dr David Schwartz and his staff want your child's teeth to be protected too. Sealants can save your child from future pain and discomfort that often accompany cavities.  

Learn more and call today 516-482-7566.