Posts for tag: Dental Sealants

By Advance Family Dental Care
November 30, 2020
Category: Oral Health
Tags: Cavities   cavity   Dental Sealants  

Prevention has become an essential part of healthcare. This is especially true for the teeth. Advance Family Dental Care in Naperville, Illinois is committed to helping their patients maintain good dental health, and an application of sealants is an easy, painless, and affordable way to prevent cavities. Learn more about dental sealants and their benefits from our dentist, Dr. Pirooz Zomorrodi, in this informative post.

What is a dental sealant?

Sealants are made from a plastic material that starts out as a thin, clear liquid. Your Naperville family dentist will apply this liquid with a brush, effectively painting the molars, the large, flat teeth that are more prone to cavities. An application of light or air will harden the sealant into place.

Who is a candidate for sealants?

Sealants can add a layer of protection on the surfaces of the teeth of patients who are prone to cavities. This is especially important if you have well water or city water without fluoride additive in your home. Typically, we apply sealants to patients between the ages of 6 and 14. However, some adult patients at Advance Family Dental Care may also benefit from sealants; if you've never had a cavity, an application of sealant can help you maintain your good dental health.

How long do sealants last?

Sealants are a long-lasting cavity prevention tool - they can protect the teeth for nearly a decade, which is plenty of time for children to hone their brushing and flossing skills. However, sealants are not a substitute for good dental hygiene or regular checkups with your Naperville family dentist. The acids in plaque and tartar can break down the structure of the sealant material over time and reduce its effectiveness.

To make an appointment for sealants from Dr. Zomorrodi at Advance Family Dental Care, contact our office in Naperville, Illinois at (630) 358-9899 today!

Naperville, IL Dentist
Advance Family Dental Care
1567 N Aurora Road, Ste 143
Naperville, IL 60563
(630) 358-9899
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