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.
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.