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Sanjay C. Jagani, DDS | Sealants in Manhattan

Sanjay C.  Jagani D.D.S.
 A J Smile Center

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12 East 41st Street, Suite 1002
    New York, NY  10017
         212-532-6300 

14 Main St, Bank Plaza
Robbinsville,  NJ 08691
609-259-7061  
    

Sealants
 

Sealants are a great way to protect against tooth decay and cavities on your back teeth (molars). These are the teeth that are most vulnerable to cavities and decay because they are used in the chewing process, and are the most difficult to reach and clean. Molars first come in at around 5-7 years of age, with a second set coming in between the ages of 11-14. It is best to have a sealant placed when the molars first come in to ensure they are protected early.

To place a sealant an adhesive is first applied to the teeth. The sealant is then placed over the adhesive as a liquid, as if it is painted right onto the tooth. The liquid then hardens and creates a barrier between your tooth and any plaque, food particles, and bacteria. Sealants last for about 10 years and can be reapplied if necessary.

 
 
 
Manhattan Dentist | Sealants. Sanjay C. Jagani is a Manhattan Dentist.