Your Pediatric & Special Needs Dentist in Hockessin
451 Hockessin Corners, Hockessin, DE 19707
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Dental Sealants

Dental Sealants

Sealants are thin layers of resin that are placed on the pits, fissures, and grooves of molars to prevent decay on these surfaces.

The majority of decay on back teeth starts in the grooves and pits of chewing surfaces, especially during the first few years after their eruption. Sealing these surfaces with composite resins prevents this kind of decay.

Sealants are one of the most effective methods of preventing decay on the surfaces where they are placed. Although it is still a possibility that decay may develop on surfaces in between teeth, sealants significantly reduce the overall chance of having cavities.

Mary Katherine Matthews, DDS - Pediatric Dentistry - Dental Sealants

OUR MISSION

Our Philosophy

Our team consists of dedicated individuals who are kind, friendly, and caring. Our staff is here to ensure a pleasant experience during your visit to our office. Our team includes experienced and energetic people whose goal is to communicate well with our patients and provide the best care possible.

  • We put our patients’ needs first
  • We create a comfortable environment
  • We provide quality and comprehensive care

Mary Katherine Matthews, DMD

Experienced Hockessin Pediatric

Dr. Katie Matthews is a board-certified dentist in Hockessin specializing in pediatric and special needs dentistry. She is committed to helping parents and their children establish a dental home by age one. Early education and routine preventive care promote healthy habits. Dr. Katie is happy to accommodate the unique needs of each and every child. 

Mary Katherine Matthews DMD

Pediatric & Special Needs Dentistry

what parents say

Dr. Mary Katherine Matthews Testimonials

Dr. Kate was wonderful with my son. She did the checking and the cleaning of his teeth. He had his first x-ray at the age of 14 and he did well with the “Astronaut” machine. He and I were able to see the full picture of his teeth including the start of his wisdom teeth. Dr. Kate answered all my questions. We are very pleased.

Marie G.

Actual Patient

The dental visit with our 6 year old was amazing! Our child has typically been very anxious about dental care. He left his appointment today saying that he “likes going to the dentist.” Everyone was very patient, kind and caring! Thank you again for this wonderful experience!

Nicole B.

Actual Patient

It is obvious that Dr. Katie cares about children. She took her time with my three-year-old son and explained everything that she was doing. I felt very comfortable, and so did he. Thank you!

Jennifer B.

Actual Patient
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