Dental Sealants

Prevent food and plaque buildup on your molars.

What is a Dental Sealant?

Dental sealant is like armor for you teeth.

It's a thin plastic coating that gets painted on to the surface of your teeth to prevent tooth decay. Tooth sealant is a protective barrier or shield that encases the tooth over the enamel.

Why should you get sealant if your tooth has enamel? Back teeth often have lots of depressions and grooves and it can be hard to get these nooks and crannies completely clean when you brush and floss. The sealant bonds in these grooves and helps to seal out plaque and food.

Child Molars
Dental Sealant

Done in Minutes! Incredibly easy, fast, and painless.

Dental Sealant Treatment

Strong protection for any age!

The dental sealant gel is painted directly onto the chewing surface of clean, dry teeth. It dries quickly and sometimes it is dried with a special dental light. You'll be able to chew right away. No downtime!

This quick, painless process only takes a few minutes per tooth. This makes for an easy treatment, even in antsy children. You'll be surprised how quick and easy it is to get decay protection for your precious molars.


  • No Down Time
  • Prevent Decay
  • Safe Materials
  • For All Ages

When do you need dental sealants?

The best time to get sealants is before tooth decay starts. That makes children and teens great candidates, but adults without decay or fillings can also reap the benefits of sealants. The most frequent ages for cavities are between the ages of 6 and 14, so it is ideal to get dental sealants as soon as the teeth come in.

If you notice that your child has deep grooves and ridges in their molars that are difficult to clean, sealants can go a long way in protecting their teeth. Kids with sealants have nearly 3 times less molar cavities than children without dental sealants.

Serving Oglesby, IL

A Lifetime of Smiles is a very short trip from Oglesby, IL and most other towns in the Illinois Valley. Dr. Ed, Dr. Pat, and all the staff at A Lifetime of Smiles are here to help you in any stage of your dental journey.

Serving Peru, IL

Whether you're in Peru, LaSalle, Princeton, Streator or anywhere in the surrounding communites, come see Dr. Ed and his staff for preventative treatments like dental sealants. It's never too soon to start protecting your teeth!

Kid Approved Dental Sealants Near You

Jeannivette Mercado
Jeannivette Mercado
18:31 14 Mar 23
Love this place specially my kids!100% recommend
Meredith Benson
Meredith Benson
16:58 20 Feb 23
I’ve always had anxiety about going to the dentist due to some difficult experiences as a child, but the team at A Lifetime of Smiles has always been friendly, welcoming, and professional. They make our appointments as comfortable and easy as possible. My children aren’t afraid but actually enjoy going to the dentist. Would recommend to anyone.
Ellie Mae
Ellie Mae
16:25 17 Feb 23
My kids and I have been with Dr. Ed for many many years. Wouldn’t trust them with anyone else!
Haley Lumsden
Haley Lumsden
19:10 08 Nov 22
I cannot say enough good things about Dr. Pat! The staff is so warm and welcoming from the moment you walk it and ensure you’re cared for the entire visit. I took my 4 year old in for some cavities and I am so glad I chose A Lifetime of Smiles! Dr. Pat has made my son and I so comfortable and confident during our visits and does amazing work. He’s very passionate about working with kids, keeping them safe and the experience fun!
Frankie Morey
Frankie Morey
16:53 12 Aug 22
Thank you Dr. Pat for making sure that my procedure went on without any discomfort and for explaining everything from start to finish. Everyone at this office is wonderful and always willing to help out especially with the kids. The front desk staff is always friendly and welcoming. I have to admit, that I look forward to my next appointment!
Elizabeth Raiter
Elizabeth Raiter
16:34 05 Aug 22
Jen and Dr. Pat did an amazing job with my children! It was their first dentist appointment, and it could not have went better. My son is still telling people about getting his teeth counted and cleaned a week later 🙂

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