West Orange Dental Sealants

Get ahead of cavities!

Child-friendly sedation options

Individualized dental care tailored to your child

A cozy, welcoming atmosphere

Expertise in treating kids with special needs

Safe and effective sealant treatments for children

When it comes to children’s dental health, prevention is key. At Dentistry for Children of West Essex, we’re excited to offer a simple treatment to prevent cavities: Dental sealants.

These effective applications create a protective barrier that wards off cavities. Given that tooth decay is the most common dental issue among kids, sealants are a go-to solution for setting up a strong defense early on, offering a safeguard that lasts for years.

Want to protect your child’s smile from cavities? Schedule a visit today!

Questions about sealants for children

What are dental sealants?

Dental sealants are thin, plastic coatings that are applied to the chewing surfaces of the molars and premolars. They act as a protective shield, preventing food particles and bacteria from getting stuck in the tiny grooves and crevices of your child’s teeth, helping to prevent cavities.

At what age should my child get dental sealants?

We usually recommend sealants for children as soon as their first permanent molars come in, typically around the age of 6. A second set of sealants is often recommended when the second set of permanent molars comes in, usually around age 12. However, each child’s needs are unique, so it’s best to consult with one of our experienced dentists for personalized recommendations.

How long do dental sealants last?

Dental sealants can last for several years under normal chewing conditions. However, they do need to be checked regularly for wear and tear during your child’s routine dental check-ups. If necessary, we can easily reapply sealants to continue providing effective cavity protection.

Are sealants safe for my child?

Absolutely! Dental sealants are a safe and non-invasive treatment for cavity prevention. At Dentistry for Children of West Essex, we always prioritize your child’s safety and comfort. Plus, applying sealants is a quick and painless process that doesn’t require drilling or anesthesia.

Can sealants be applied over existing cavities?

Sealants are most effective when applied to cavity-free teeth. However, in some cases, they can be applied over small areas of early decay to prevent further damage. Our specialized team will carefully assess your child’s dental health to determine the best course of action!

Caring for your child’s present and future smile

When it comes to preventive dentistry, we make the experience as enjoyable and stress-free as possible for your little ones. We use fun, kid-friendly language to explain what we’re doing, turning treatments like applying sealants into an adventure!

Our experienced dentists provide you with invaluable tips and recommendations to maintain your child’s oral health for the long run. Our aim? To set the stage for a lifetime of lovely smiles and positive dental experiences.

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Is my insurance going to cover sealants?

Sealants are generally included in most dental insurance plans. Want to learn if they’re included in your plan? Our team is here to assist you in gathering all the details you need, giving you a transparent estimate of potential costs. For your convenience, we offer multiple payment methods including CareCredit, credit cards, checks, and good ol’ cash.

*Dr. Persily, our orthodontist, does not participate in Aetna or Cigna.

Stories That Make Us Smile


“Dr. Iva Leroy was very thorough and attentive to my daughter. She also gave me much insightful information on how I can improve my child’s oral care.”

– Shari G.

The dental team your child will adore

We get it, a dental visit can seem like a daunting adventure for kids. That’s precisely why we’ve fashioned Dentistry for Children of West Essex into a haven of comfort and enjoyment.

Our staff is passionate about delivering personalized, gentle care that not only keeps our young patients relaxed but also makes them look forward to their next dental visit. For those with anxiety, we offer soothing sedation options to make them completely at ease. Our approachable dentists are committed to guiding you and your child through each procedure, always attentive to your concerns, ensuring that you feel both listened to and secure.

Let’s team up to bring that radiant smile to your child’s face!

New to our practice?

  1. Call us at (973) 731-2468 to set the date
  2. Our team will keep you posted on anything you’d need for the visit.
  3. Get ready for a happy dental visit with us!


Thu: 8:00am-6:00pm
Fri: 9:00am-5:00pm
Sat: 9:00am-2:00pm
Sun: Closed

Healthy Smiles Last Forever!

Book an appointment with us — we are excited to meet you and your child!