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What Are Dental Sealants? Princeton, NJ
Dental Sealants Princeton, NJ

When your child visits the Princeton, NJ dentist for a cleaning we’ll also do a check-up on their teeth. We look to see if things are developing properly, if there are any cavities, or anything else that needs our attention.  Upon inspection of their teeth, our dentist may recommend having sealants placed on your child’s permanent molars.

What Is A Dental Sealant?

A dental sealant is a thin, plastic-like coating that is placed over the deep pits on the biting surface of back teeth.

Why Are Dental Sealants Necessary?

Dental sealants aren’t necessary, they’re more of a suggestion to help prevent tooth decay. When the material bonds to the pits and grooves of the tooth, it forms a smoother, more leveled biting surface. As a result, the tooth doesn’t collect food particles as much, and brushing debris away is easier, which decreases the chances of getting a cavity on the tooth. Essentially, a dental sealant serves as a protective shield over the enamel of each tooth.

Who Should Get Sealants?

Sealants are most commonly recommended in children because when their permanent molars (back teeth) start coming in, they tend to have deep pits and grooves.  That’s not to say that some adults wouldn’t benefit from this procedure as well. Our Princeton dentist will evaluate your teeth at your dental checkup and provide their recommendations.

Where to Get Dental Sealants in Princeton

If you’re looking for a local dentist that can treat your whole family, then it’s time to visit Prime Dental Care in Princeton, NJ.  We’re happy to provide you with all your dental needs and look forward to meeting you. Give us a call today.

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417 Wall St
Princeton, NJ, 08540

(609) 688-8818

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My husband has been going to Dr Ma and this practice for many years and swears by them so I thought I would try it out. Very pleasant and professional with a great location and good availability, they respond to queries in a timely way and provide reminders for appointments via text which is great since some practices appear to be in the dark ages on some of the practical stuff. Everyone seems to try to ensure you have a pleasant visit (in spite of being to the dentist!) so kudos to the whole operation. Also, a lot of care has been taken to go above and beyond the requirements of hygiene during this pandemic including state-of-the-art air filtration systems.

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