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

Wonder Whether Dental Sealants are Right for You?

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Stop cavities from spoiling your smile with the protection of dental sealants. Discover why so many family dentistry experts believe this preventative measure is a must for so many smiles.

How Do Sealants Work?

Food and plaque can collect in the deep grooves of the teeth, so dental sealants—plastic coatings placed on the chewing surfaces of the bicuspids and molars—can protect these teeth from decay. Brushing, flossing, and professional cleanings cannot completely clean away all of these particles, so the rest are left to linger and lead to tooth decay. But covering these areas with dental sealants provides a protective barrier against decay. That’s the reason so many family dentistry experts recommend dental sealants for both children and adults. The application of sealants costs much less than getting fillings, which has made them a routine treatment provided by any affordable dentist.

How Long Will Treatment Take?

Most people are surprised to learn that getting dental sealants is quick and painless. The entire process only requires one visit to your family dentistry practice and involves five simple steps:

  1. First, the teeth being treated are cleaned and prepped.
  2. Then, the sealant is applied to chewing surfaces of these teeth.
  3. Next, this material bonds directly into the enamel of the tooth’s grooves.
  4. Then, the sealant is hardened with a special light.
  5. Once the sealant is set, your teeth are protected from decay.

Are Sealants Right for Me?

Family dentistry experts consider dental sealants to be a safe and affordable option for children, teens, and adults. While sealants can prevent cavities for many people, they are not ideal for everyone, so knowing the pros and cons is important when considering this treatment. Keep in mind these factors:

  • Sealants provide cavity protection.
  • The application of sealants is fast, simple, and pain-free.
  • Sealants are available for a low cost from most any affordable dentist.
  • They are strong and provide long-lasting decay protection.
  • Dentists cannot apply sealants to teeth with existing cavities or fillings.
  • Some people are uncertain about the safety of bisphenol-A (BPA), which is a chemical found in some sealants. After reviewing current evidence, the American Dental Association (ADA) has rejected any basis for health concerns from exposure to BPA. The ADA is a professional association of dentists focused on the public’s oral health and ongoing research into the safety of dental practices. The ADA supports the position of government agencies that the low level of BPA exposure, which might result from dental sealants, poses no known health risks and the association deems sealants to be a safe form of dental treatment.

Review these points and talk to your dentist to see if sealants are the right dental decision for you.

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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Dr. Machlus and his staff are very thorough, gentle, caring health professionals.
Irving T.
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.
Very caring and professional staff
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Always a very satisfied patient. Good careful treatment. Appointments are efficient and work is top notch.
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Over the years I've had many Dentists ranging from one really bad one to the absolute best, Dr. Finkelman. Thank you!
Paul S.
Dr. Machlus and Donna are wonderful!! Very kind and gentle!!
Denise G.
So painless that I fell asleep during a root canal.
Terrell C.
No waiting. Dr. Finkelman explained each process as it took place.
Carol M.
Excellent level of care.
Irving T.
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.
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Patrick M.
Dr. Machlus is the most caring and skilled Dentist. His staff are just as warm and professional.
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.
Always a great experience. Hardly any pain and very caring. Informs you of every step as he does it.
Anonymous
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Peter D.
Could not ask for a more a courteous, efficient and professional staff and satisfying outcome.
Richard C.
Very nice staff, was a little nervous and embarrassed about my teeth but they made me feel at ease.
Anonymous
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.
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Kiri R.
My experience with the doctor I was very pleased! Thank you for making my visited a pleasantly one.
Connie P.
Great service, excellent work, cheerful staff. What more could you want?
Patrick M.
Professional and Caring.
Deborah D.
Excellent customer service and expert dental work.
Bobbie B.
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.
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.
For a procedure I dread, both dentist and assitant were sensitive and explained what they were doing.
Cathy R.
Dr. Machlus and Donna are very patient and caring!!
Denise G.
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.
I only see doctor Finkelman so my referances will be for him and his work.
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personable, professional, proficient
Richard C.
No complaints at all - Dr. Finkelman was kind and considerate of how I felt.
Anonymous
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.
I always feel confident that my teeth are in the best hands when Dr. Machlus is treating me. Thank you.
Rhea C.
Dr. Finkelman is wonderful; staff is pleasant and efficient. The music in the exam room was too loud for my taste.
Christine C.
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 […]
Karen J.
I had a pleasant experience! Everyone was so friendly, and the service was so quick.
Khadijah B.
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.
I had an excellent experience. I recovered quickly from my root canal.
Nyoka M.
Taken right on time. Treated in a professional manner. Almost getting to be fun----
Pat D.
Good experience. Well explained.
Craig N.
The staff was very friendly and I received a very thorough examination.
Cindy S.
We love Dr. Machlus!!!
Anonymous
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Irving T.
Have been coming to this office for many, many years. I am always treated with respect and professionally.
Pat D.
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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