Plaque is constantly forming in our mouths from the food that we eat and when it lingers in the grooves of the molars it can lead to cavities. A dental sealant is a thin, plastic coating that is painted on the chewing surfaces of teeth – usually the back molars – to prevent tooth decay. At Fresh Meadows Dental Care, Dr. Farid Hakimzadeh can apply sealants in just one appointment that can last up to 10 years.
Brushing and flossing may remove plaque from the teeth, but sometimes extra measures need to be taken. Dental sealants add extra protection to vulnerable areas of the teeth that are prone to decay. When bacteria become trapped in these areas, cavities will develop. A dental sealant is a safe and effective way to stop them in their tracks. Don’t hesitate to ask about dental sealants during your child’s next checkup. Though children are primary candidates for dental sealant, adults are able to receive them as well.
If you have questions or concerns regarding pediatric dental services, please give us a call. To learn more about the services we provide at our practice, visit www.freshmeadowsdental.com for more information. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Farid Hakimzadeh of Fresh Meadows Dental Care in Oakland Gardens, NY, call 718-224-7272.