Drs. Finkelman & Machlus, DDS
1755 Old York Road, Abington, PA 19001

Examine How Effective Dental Sealants are for Children

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With more and more children getting dental sealants today, you probably want to know how effective they really are. Find out about the effectiveness of this protective dental measure.

Evidence of the Effectiveness of Dental Sealants

Family dentistry experts have evaluated more than 15 years of research and concluded that dental sealants are a highly effective way to protect children from cavities. Studies showed that tooth sealants offered 100 percent cavity protection and were an important part of a child’s healthy dental development. Plus, these studies clearly demonstrated the effectiveness of dental sealants against tooth decay, regardless of whether or not children had the additional cavity protection of fluoridated water.

All Tooth Sealants are Not Equal in Effectiveness

Dental sealants aren’t simply a one-kind-fits-all solution. Instead, there are three types of dental sealants available from practically every affordable dentist in Abington. The sealants are classified by the way they are hardened, which can be self-cured, ultraviolet light-cured, and visible light-cured. Research showed that self-cured tooth sealants are slightly more effective than ultraviolet light-cured sealants. While the increased effectiveness of self-cured sealants was shown over a two-year span, further family dentistry research would be needed to establish any long-term difference in efficacy.

How to Keep Dental Sealants Effective

Did you know that dental sealants can provide protection for up 10 years with proper care? Yet sometimes, they become chipped or cracked, reintroducing the risk of cavities. Luckily, tooth sealants can be easily repaired or replaced for a very low cost. And by having an affordable dentist in Abington fix faulty dental sealants as soon as they require repair, their effectiveness can be fully restored to continue their cavity protection.

To learn about our family dentistry practice in Abington, call Drs. Finkelman & Machlus, DDS today at (215) 310-5826 or make an appointment.

Drs. Finkelman & Machlus, DDS offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Abington. Our office is conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Drs. Finkelman & Machlus, DDS, we provide most dental services, from basic preventative care and general dentistry to specialized procedures and complete dental reconstruction. We accept most dental insurance plans and offer affordable financial solutions for any budget. Patient satisfaction is our top priority and we strive to provide the exceptional, affordable dental care and personal touch that lead to lasting relationships. A smiling patient is our greatest reward and we look forward to keeping those smiles healthy, beautiful, and bright. Discover an affordable dentist who truly cares at Drs. Finkelman & Machlus, DDS.

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Very caring and professional staff
Harra H.
Dr. Stephen Finkelman and his staff are wonderful. I know that I am in good hands whenever I go. The office is clean, the staff is friendly and they […]
Dianne G.
Very nice staff, was a little nervous and embarrassed about my teeth but they made me feel at ease.
Anonymous
Taken right on time. Treated in a professional manner. Almost getting to be fun----
Pat D.
I had a pleasant experience! Everyone was so friendly, and the service was so quick.
Khadijah B.
My experience with the doctor I was very pleased! Thank you for making my visited a pleasantly one.
Connie P.
Dr. Machlus and his staff are very thorough, gentle, caring health professionals.
Irving T.
Good experience. Well explained.
Craig N.
I had an excellent experience. I recovered quickly from my root canal.
Nyoka M.
No waiting. Dr. Finkelman explained each process as it took place.
Carol M.
Always a great experience. Hardly any pain and very caring. Informs you of every step as he does it.
Anonymous
So painless that I fell asleep during a root canal.
Terrell C.
Dr. Machlus was wonderful with my daughter. He explained everything that he was going to do and made sure she was comfortable the entire visit.
Elizabeth D.
Excellent level of care.
Irving T.
Very kind and great service.
Kiri R.
How can you lose in a caring and professional environment where the staff are just as pleased with their work as you are?
Patrick M.
The staff and Doctors are wonderful. I went in thinking I had a cavity. My appointment was at 4:30 pm and the office closed at 5:00pm. It turned out […]
Karen J.
Excellent customer service and expert dental work.
Bobbie B.
We love Dr. Machlus!!!
Anonymous
My anxiety was high while waiting to have my small procedure done, however I put right at ease when I sat in the chair. Although timely, I was made […]
Jennifer R.
Have been coming to this office for many, many years. I am always treated with respect and professionally.
Pat D.
Dr. Finkelman is wonderful; staff is pleasant and efficient. The music in the exam room was too loud for my taste.
Christine C.
Exemplary levels of care, intellect, communication, attention to detail, and all-out "Balls To The Wall" application of all of the most advanced […]
Patrick M.
I had a question of an item Dr Finkleman had done to my mouth. I returned and he explained again and things are perfect.
Audrey R.
personable, professional, proficient
Richard C.
I only see doctor Finkelman so my referances will be for him and his work.
Anonymous
Dr. Finkelman was great!
Madalynn S.
Dr. Machlus and Donna are very patient and caring!!
Denise G.
Professional, courtious service
Peter D.
The staff was very friendly and I received a very thorough examination.
Cindy S.
Dr. Machlus and Donna are wonderful!! Very kind and gentle!!
Denise G.
Professional and Caring.
Deborah D.
Great service, excellent work, cheerful staff. What more could you want?
Patrick M.
Always a very satisfied patient. Good careful treatment. Appointments are efficient and work is top notch.
Richard H.
Dr. Machlus almost makes going to the dentist pleasant, as much possible by being pleasant, that is. He is a caring man, and not only a doctor but a […]
Arthur V.
excellent visit to the dentist....everyone was friendly and efficient....state of the art office equipment
Cheryl H.
Could not ask for a more a courteous, efficient and professional staff and satisfying outcome.
Richard C.
Dr. Machlus and his team are very caring and meticulous in their work.
Irving T.
Over the years I've had many Dentists ranging from one really bad one to the absolute best, Dr. Finkelman. Thank you!
Paul S.
For a procedure I dread, both dentist and assitant were sensitive and explained what they were doing.
Cathy R.
Dr. Machlus is the most caring and skilled Dentist. His staff are just as warm and professional.
Harra H.
As a person that has great anxiety when it comes to dentists, Dr. Machlus was exceptional. The entire staff was warm and welcoming. They were […]
Rebecca D.
I always feel confident that my teeth are in the best hands when Dr. Machlus is treating me. Thank you.
Rhea C.
All the dentists I have been to these two know what to do...I used to ask my old dentist what he's doing today with dr machlus I just let him do his […]
Christoph D.
Have been with Dr. Machlus for many, many years. He is always the professional and you leave his office knowing that you were in good hands. He only […]
Daniel B.
Fabulous job. I was in and out in a half hour, and the novacaine wore off by the time I got home. The filling looks fantastic, and the tooth issues […]
Patrick M.
No complaints at all - Dr. Finkelman was kind and considerate of how I felt.
Anonymous
Everyone was excellent!
Barton A.
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  • Tuesday 7:45 AM - 5:00 PM
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