57 Street Rd. Suite M | Southampton, PA 18966

57 Street Rd. Suite M | Southampton, PA 18966

Dental Sealants
Southampton, PA

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A dental sealant in Southampton 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 Habbel 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 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 on a daily basis.

Simple and Effective

Getting dental sealants 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 Habbel, DDS!

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Recent testimonials from our patients

I had a pleasant experience with the Staff and the Doctor. I was very comfortable with the Dental experience I had. I would recommend their services to patients with Dental Needs. The Doctor spent quality time diagnosing my issue with a tooth that I had alot of decay.. He also told me what I needed to do in regards to the tooth for the Future. I appreciated his honesty.
~ Tim D.

My whole family has been coming here for years. This includes my parents and my children. The office provides outstanding care in a warm, friendly, and caring manner. They make it a point to know our family well. Dr. Habble is an excellent dentist who has performed routine and as well as complicated dental procedures on family members. I would highly recommend this practice!
~ Wendy F.

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