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Dental Sealants

Dental sealants are used to prevent decay and cavities on the chewing surfaces of the molars. Sealants are made from a thin layer of plastic that is painted directly on the teeth in order to smooth out pits and grooves that are common on the molars. The sealants create a barrier against harmful bacteria and acids and make the teeth easier to clean.

The deep grooves commonly found on molars are home to almost 75 percent of all tooth decay. These areas can be difficult to clean, even with regular care. By smoothing out these surfaces using sealants, they become significantly easier to clean and maintain.

Our young patients who are still developing proper oral hygiene habits are excellent candidates for sealants. Adults may also receive dental sealants to protect their molars.

How are dental sealants applied to the teeth?

Before applying sealants, the tooth surface will be cleaned thoroughly. We will then apply an etching agent to the tooth which will help the sealant stick properly. Next, we will apply the liquid sealant material into the irregularities of the tooth. The liquid sealant is then set and dried properly using a special blue dental curing light. Finally, we will check to ensure all the grooves have been filled in successfully and the bite is proper.

At West SoHo Dentistry, we focus on preventive care to protect your teeth. To learn more about dental sealants and their benefits, please contact our office at (212) 645-2808. Our practice is located at 22 Renwick St., New York, NY 10013.

Our Happy Patients

"As a recent resident in the South Village, I was in the market for a new dentist and I'm happy to say that after my first visit to see Dr. Huang, my search is over. I highly recommend her! From the moment I walked into the office to the time I left, I felt well taken care of as a patient. The receptionist was attentive and got me through my paperwork quickly, the assistant working under Dr. Huang was very professional and best of all Dr. Huang herself was a pleasure. She took the time to explain everything she was doing, talked me through a treatment plan, and really listened to my wants/concerns. I left with a clear follow-up plan and all the costs explained upfront (which is always nice to have and I found them to be reasonable). I'm actually looking forward to my next visit, again I highly recommend!"

Kai L.

"All of the staff at West Soho Dentistry are nice, thorough and helpful. I went in for a general consultation and they were able to fit in a cleaning and a fluoride treatment. I haven't seen a dentist in a few years so it was definitely a needed trip. I'm so glad I decided to come here because I left feeling more knowledgeable about my teeth and things that I could do to maintain them. My cleaning was one of the best I've received! I've moved around a few times in the past few years and finding a new dentist is something that I always dread and feel so lost when doing. Dr. Huang is superb; I highly recommend her. I will be going back and recommending to all of my friends."

Jessica L.

"I highly recommend Dr. Alina Huang, especially for those who fear dental work or are extremely sensitive. (Full disclosure, I'm not afraid of needles, but have been seen by some very rough dental professionals in my life). Dr. Huang was incredibly gentle and patient, talking me through every step. Every staff member with whom I've interacted has been friendly and professional. The office is small but is clean and comfortable. I'm so relieved to have found a dentist I actually want to stick with. I am actually looking forward to my next cleaning."

San L.
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