SOUTH HILLS
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Pittsburgh, PA 15241
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Why are sealants important?
Sealants are a thin plastic covering on the biting surfaces of the molars. They cover areas which are prone to decay from food getting stuck in the grooves.
Patient Education

Why choose a pediatric dentist?
How can I prepare my child for a visit?
When should my child have their first infant oral exam?
Why are primary teeth important?
Why fix baby teeth?
Why are young children seen in the morning?
Why are x-rays important?
Why use digital computerized x-rays rather than standard x-rays?
Why is fluoride important?
What are sealants?
Why is sedation necessary for some children?
What is a pulpotomy?
Why are stainless steel crowns sometimes necessary?
How do I know if my child is having a dental emergency?
What do I do if my child’s tooth gets knocked out?
How do I identify an abscessed primary or permanent incisor or molar?
How do I identify an apthous ulcer?
What do I do if a notice my child has a discolored tooth?
What do I do if my child has a displaced tooth?
What do I do if my child fractures or chips a tooth?
What do I do if my child has a frenulum laceration?
How do I care for my child after they have received an anesthetic for a dental procedure?
What is an eruption cyst?
For additional trustworthy information, see the links below. There you will find more information in the resource center on various topics including fluoride, sealants, x-rays, thumb habits and more.