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How Sealants Can Prevent Tooth Decay

Last updated 5 years ago

Children’s teeth are more susceptible to decay than adult teeth, because these developing teeth do not have the strong enamel present in healthy adult smiles. To prevent cavities and decay in your child’s teeth, you might consider the preventive measure of dental sealants.

As this short clip from the American Dental Association explains, dental sealants are caps that fit over the teeth to protect the tooth surfaces from bacteria and food particles that mix to create plaque. Sealants are particularly valuable in protecting the uneven chewing surfaces of the teeth where food particles often get lodged.

To learn if dental sealants are right for your child, schedule an appointment with Dr. Kenn Kakosian, D.D.S., P.C. You can reach our Midtown Manhattan dental practice at (212) 661-9777 or by visiting our website


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