Dental Sealants

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Dental Sealants For Adults and Children

Sometimes brushing is not enough, especially when it comes to those hard-to-reach spots in your mouth. It is difficult for your toothbrush to get in between the small cracks and grooves on your teeth. If left alone, those tiny areas can develop tooth decay. Sealants give your teeth extra protection against decay and help prevent cavities.

Dental sealants are plastic resins that bond and harden in the deep grooves on your tooth’s surface. When a tooth is sealed, the tiny grooves become smooth and are less likely to harbor plaque. With sealants, brushing your teeth becomes easier and more effective.

Sealants are typically applied to children’s teeth after their permanent teeth have erupted as a preventive measure against tooth decay. However, adults can also receive sealants on healthy teeth. It is more common to seal permanent teeth rather than baby teeth, but every patient has unique needs, and your dentist will recommend sealants on a case-by-case basis.

Sealants typically last from three to five years, although it is fairly common to see adults with sealants still intact from childhood. A dental sealant only provides protection when it is fully intact so if your sealants come off, let your dentist know, and schedule an appointment for your teeth to be resealed.

Montgomery Family Dental Care

Dental Sealants in Montgomery, Oswego, Aurora, Plainfield, & Naperville

Dental sealants protect young teeth from cavities. This preventative approach is vital in Boulder Hill Dental Family Dentistry’s focus on your child’s oral health. For more information on dental sealants for children you can contact our dental office in Montgomery near Oswego, Aurora, Plainfield, and Naperville. Book your appointment online or give us a call to learn more!

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