Family and Cosmetic Dentistry of Staten Island

1003 Richmond Ave, Staten Island, NY 10314

(718) 530-0181

Ward Hill Dentist

Dental Sealants in Westerleigh

Dental Sealants

What are Dental Sealants?

Dental sealants are thin plastic coatings that protect the chewing surfaces of children's back teeth from decay (cavities). Because they have small pits and grooves, these surfaces are rough and uneven. Food and germs can get stuck in the pits and grooves and stay there for a long time because toothbrush bristles cannot brush them away. Sealants fill in the grooves and keep the food out.

Why are They Needed?

Children should get sealants on their permanent molars as soon as they come in--before decay attacks the teeth. Sealants, daily brushing and flossing, drinking fluoridated water, and regular dental check-ups are an important part of your child's oral health and the best defense against tooth decay.

Office Hours

Monday: 9:30am - 8:00pm
Tuesday: 9:30am - 8:00pm
Wednesday: 9:30am - 5:00pm
Thursday: 9:30am - 8:00pm
Friday: Closed
Saturday: 8:00am - 4:00pm
Sunday: Closed


Office Info

1003 Richmond Ave
Staten Island, NY 10314
Phone: (718) 530-0181