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Philadelphia Dentist | Philadelphia dental care | PA | Sealants

Robert S. Gurmankin, DMD

(215) 624-4415

Sealants
AGD Member
 

Sealants are a great way to protect against tooth decay and cavities on back teeth (molars). These are the teeth that are most vulnerable to cavities because they are used in the chewing process, and are the most difficult to reach and clean. The grooves on the teeth are often so narrow that the bristles of a toothbrush can't get in to clean them. 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. 

Photo of sealant on tooth  Left side shows unsealed grooves; right, the grooves are sealed.
 
 
Philadelphia Dentist. Dr. Robert Gurmankin provides Cosmetic Dentistry, Family Dentistry, Dental Implants, Dentures, Teeth Whitening, Dental Emergency, Dental Crowns to the following locations: Mayfair, Northeast Philadelphia, Holmesburg, Suburbs. Mayfair Dentist providing excellent dentistry including Cosmetic Dentistry, Family Dentistry, Dental Implants, Dentures, Teeth Whitening, Dental Emergency, Dental Crowns in Philadelphia, Mayfair, Northeast Philadelphia, Holmesburg, Suburbs, Pennsylvania. Updated in 2014.
 

 

Updated in 2016.