Fluoride and Sealants

Fluoride and Dental Sealants

“Keep calm and smile on.” ~ Anonymous

Did you know plaque can result in acids that wear down your enamel and sap important minerals from your teeth? This process, known as demineralization, can negatively impact your oral health by making you more susceptible to cavities.

Fluoride aids in the fight against tooth decay in a process known as remineralization. When incorporated into the teeth and enamel, fluoride strengthens your teeth by making them more resistant to demineralization.

At Les Belles NYC, we recommend fluoride in moderation as a preventative measure to ensure your teeth remain healthy.

Dental Sealants

What are dental sealants and how do they help? Put simply, dental sealants protect the natural grooves and fissures of your molars from the accumulation of bacteria which can cause decay. Children, in particular, benefit from dental sealants. When permanent molars erupt, they have newly exposed, hard-to-clean fissures and grooves where bacteria can collect and produce the acids that cause dental decay. Dental sealants offer a protective shield for those areas.

At Les Belles NYC, our commitment is to help our patients and their families achieve and maintain a high level of oral health. To that end, we use biocompatible materials that are safe for children and adults.

  • Aaron E.

    Very friendly staff - no wait time at all; Dr. Huang was very friendly and informative, walking me through everything in layman' s terms. Lastly, office is centrally located, right next to Grand Central Station and very accommodating in terms of available hours.

  • Maya K.

    (Verified Patient)

    The most pleasant dentist visit i have had to date. Short wait times, super friendly staff, pleasant and clean looking office overall. Dr Huang sat down and thoroughly examined my teeth and explained my xrays and any questions i had. Cleaning was thorough and painless(have never been able to tolerate the cleanings before). Overall great dentist experience. Definetely recommend to everyone and anyone.

  • Jacklyn F.

    (Verified Patient)

    My visit to Dr. Huang's office could not have gone smoother! She and the entire staff are incredibly friendly. She really does care about her patients - she took the time to explain my xrays to me, giving me care tips and warnings along the way. Most dentists scrape your teeth until they bleed and then herd you out the door. Also, they're open on Sundays which is a HUGE win for those of us with demanding jobs.

  • Andrea F.

    (Verified Patient)

    I waited less than 5 minutes to be seen by Dr. Huang which never happens. She was really nice, thorough in her examination, and made me feel really comfortable. She was able to answer all of my questions and addressed a problem I was having that was never previously acknowledged by my former dentists.