I’d like to take this opportunity to thank all of my patients for their support during this period after the fire at my office. We continue to provide dental services in an alternate office and can be reached at 356-5635. We look forward to rebuilding in 2014 and serving you in our new office.
February is Dental Health Month as well as the month that brings us Valentine’s Day. We may think of “sealing” the special day with flowers, chocolates, or a kiss but we can also give ourselves a gift of dental health by “sealing” our teeth. Dental sealants act as a barrier to prevent cavities. Sealants are painted directly on to the tooth enamel protecting the chewing area where even thorough bushing may miss such as the back teeth (premolars and molars).
Sealants bond to the tooth’s grooves and depressions protecting them from plaque and acids. During your regular dental visit your dentist will check on the condition of the sealant and reapply when necessary. Sealants are strong protectors of the chewing surface of your teeth and may last, under normal chewing conditions, several years before reapplication is necessary.
The possibility of tooth decay begins early in life. Protect your children, teenagers, as well as yourself from tooth decay. We can all benefit from sealants at any age.
Steven J. Oshins, D.D.S.
3905 Carman Rd., Guilderland