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

Seal Teeth Away from Plaque and Decay with Professional Dental Sealants

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Molars and premolars are particularly vulnerable to tooth decay and cavities because their surfaces contain many small grooves and indentations. While brushing and flossing can help prevent decay on the flat surfaces of front teeth, they can’t fully eradicate plaque on the chewing surfaces of back teeth. Dental sealants can solve the problem by providing a protective shield to seal teeth away from food and plaque and stop cavities before they start.

Who is a Candidate for a Teeth Sealant?

A child or teen who is vulnerable to decay in the grooves and depressions of his or her molars and premolars is a perfect candidate for a teeth sealant. Applying a sealant to permanent teeth as soon as they emerge can help protect them during the cavity-prone ages of six to 14. Baby teeth can also be treated with sealants. Although they are temporary, they are important for holding the appropriate amount of space for permanent teeth. Adults who don’t have decay or fillings in their molars are also candidates.

What is the Teeth Sealant Procedure?

The process is easy, fast, and pain-free. Your dentist or hygienist will apply dental sealants in five steps:

  1. The teeth will be thoroughly cleaned.
  2. Every tooth will be dried and shielded from moisture.
  3. To help the sealant bond easily, a mild acid solution will be applied to roughen the tooth surfaces.
  4. The teeth will be rinsed and then dried.
  5. The teeth sealant will be brushed onto the enamel, where it bonds and hardens. A curing light may assist in the bonding process.

How Long Will Dental Sealants Last?

Dental sealants can last for up to ten years. Your dentist will check them for everyday wear and chipping during your dental exams. If your teeth sealant gets damaged, it can be replaced. Many dental plans cover sealants. Check with your insurance company to be sure.

To get the dental care you deserve from an affordable dentist 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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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 […]
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Dr. Machlus and Donna are very patient and caring!!
Denise G.
Taken right on time. Treated in a professional manner. Almost getting to be fun----
Pat D.
Excellent level of care.
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Irving T.
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I had a question of an item Dr Finkleman had done to my mouth. I returned and he explained again and things are perfect.
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No complaints at all - Dr. Finkelman was kind and considerate of how I felt.
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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.
Good experience. Well explained.
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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.
Everyone was excellent!
Barton A.
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 […]
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Deborah D.
I had an excellent experience. I recovered quickly from my root canal.
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Very nice staff, was a little nervous and embarrassed about my teeth but they made me feel at ease.
Anonymous
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Madalynn S.
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.
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Patrick M.
excellent visit to the dentist....everyone was friendly and efficient....state of the art office equipment
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We love Dr. Machlus!!!
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Have been coming to this office for many, many years. I am always treated with respect and professionally.
Pat D.
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 […]
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Very caring and professional staff
Harra H.
personable, professional, proficient
Richard C.
Always a great experience. Hardly any pain and very caring. Informs you of every step as he does it.
Anonymous
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Denise G.
Dr. Finkelman is wonderful; staff is pleasant and efficient. The music in the exam room was too loud for my taste.
Christine C.
Dr. Machlus and his staff are very thorough, gentle, caring health professionals.
Irving T.
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Kiri R.
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.
Great service, excellent work, cheerful staff. What more could you want?
Patrick M.
No waiting. Dr. Finkelman explained each process as it took place.
Carol M.
Dr. Machlus is the most caring and skilled Dentist. His staff are just as warm and professional.
Harra H.
My experience with the doctor I was very pleased! Thank you for making my visited a pleasantly one.
Connie P.
I always feel confident that my teeth are in the best hands when Dr. Machlus is treating me. Thank you.
Rhea C.
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.
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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.
I had a pleasant experience! Everyone was so friendly, and the service was so quick.
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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.
The staff was very friendly and I received a very thorough examination.
Cindy S.
Always a very satisfied patient. Good careful treatment. Appointments are efficient and work is top notch.
Richard H.
So painless that I fell asleep during a root canal.
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