Creating Healthy Smiles in Carol Stream & Elgin, IL, With Dental Sealants

A child smiling at the dentistWhile most people try their best to practice good oral hygiene, tooth decay can still happen. This is often due to the difficulty of removing all food particles and plaque from the teeth, as small nooks and crannies can be challenging to reach. Dental sealants work to protect these vulnerable areas of the teeth by creating a thin shield where decay is most likely to occur.

If you require dental sealants to protect and maintain your oral health, the expert dentists at Carol Stream & Elgin Dental Associates are here to help. We make dental care as easy as possible for patients to access at our two Illinois offices, and we’ll prioritize your comfort for every treatment we provide.

What to Know About Dental Sealants

A dental sealant consists of a thin plastic coating that is applied to specific surfaces of the teeth, typically those that are activated when chewing (such as the molars). Dental sealants are commonly recommended for children and teenagers, but adults and even younger children with baby teeth can be good candidates for this treatment option. Pediatric dental sealants are an option for children who need them, as the health of baby teeth can often impact the oral health and tooth spacing of their permanent adult teeth.

The actual application of dental sealants is simple, painless, and quick—it can typically be done in just a few minutes. Your dentist or dental hygienist will clean and dry the teeth that are to be sealed before the sealant is finally painted directly onto the tooth enamel. There, the sealant will bond with the tooth and can protect it from decay for up to 10 years. For best results, we recommend that you continue to come to us for regular checkups to ensure that no sealants need to be replaced.

Your Trusted Local Source for Expert Dental Care

If you or your child are dealing with tooth decay, let the team of friendly dentists and professionals at Carol Stream & Elgin Dental Associates help. Learn more about dental sealants and schedule your first visit by contacting us today.

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Helping patients is our passion, no matter what their smile needs may be. Take a look at what some of our current and previous patients think of Carol Stream & Elgin Dental Associates.

“The real star of the show was Jen, my dental hygienist. She noted my anxieties and was so understanding and gentle with the whole process. She never made me feel bad about neglecting my oral care and just said she was happy I was there now. If you have any fear about going to the dentist, I HIGHLY recommend Carol Stream Dental.”

Casey T

“I absolutely love everyone at the office! Everyone is so welcoming and caring. They all seem to love what they do. They are very professional and explain everything in detail. I no longer live in Elgin but I will continue to come here because of how amazing they are.”

Brenda C

“This practice is phenomenal with children. I have been taking my daughter here for 6 years and today she had a baby tooth pulled. Dr. Johnny and the hygienist were amazing! It was a positive and painless experience for my daughter. I definitely recommend their office for pediatric care.”

Jenyl K
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