Dental Sealants Southampton, PA
Dental sealants are protective coatings that block out cavity-causing germs and food particles.
A dental sealant in Southampton, PA is like a thin, plastic layer that bonds to tooth enamel. It's not a permanent restoration like a filling or bonding, so no drilling or numbing is needed!
We place them in the deep grooves and pits of back teeth (molars). Since toothbrush bristles can't reach into tiny crevices, sealants provide a smooth surface that's easier to clean.
Prevention Focused Dentistry
Dr. Harry L. Habbel in Southampton, Pennsylvania recommends placing sealants on permanent molars as soon as they erupt, which is usually around 6 and 12 years of age, respectively. Since cavities are one of the most common childhood diseases, dental sealants are an effective way to reduce your child's risk of oral health complications.
Like cleanings, fluoride, and X-rays, your child's dental sealants are usually covered under your insurance's preventative benefits. Most people pay little to nothing out of pocket. But even if sealants aren't covered, the procedure is quite affordable.
Cavity Protection for Kids
Cavities are bacterial infections that can spread to adjacent teeth. When not treated quickly, the cavity can spread deeper into the tooth structure and require endodontic therapy (root canal treatment.)
Fortunately, getting sealants on permanent teeth can drastically lower your child's risk of getting cavities in the first place. The key is to protect molars as soon as they erupt, rather than wait until there are other cavities elsewhere in the mouth. Since sealants only safeguard the chewing surfaces of molars, it's still important to teach your child how to floss daily.
Simple and Effective
Getting dental sealants in Southampton is easy and only takes a few minutes per tooth. When you schedule a checkup for your child at our Southampton practice, we can incorporate sealants on the same visit if needed.
Schedule your family's next visit with Harry L. Habbel, DDS!
Dr. Harry L. Habbel and our staff are friendly, and welcoming, and will take the time to inform you of all of your options. Dr. Harry L. Habbel will make a detailed recommendation about the best choice for your oral health by customizing it to your needs. Schedule an appointment and let us transform your smile into something as beautiful as you are.
Smile Success Stories
Recent testimonials from our patients
Personable, friendly, and professional.
Normally I hate going to the dentist, as most do. It was my first visit for a consultation...a completely new experience and all. I was quickly put at ease by Dr. Habbel and his staff. Looks like I've found a new dentist for life.
~ Steve M.
My teeth and mouth feel great.
I started coming to Dr. Habbel when I was a kid and now bring my family because of his level of care and work. The staff are always friendly and make you feel like family.