Dental Sealants in Elgin & Schaumburg, IL

Food can become easily trapped inside the ridges of the back teeth. These teeth can be challenging to clean, especially as an individual starts their oral health journey. If you’re looking to protect your teeth from decay and cavities, dental sealants may be the right choice. Schedule an appointment today to start protecting your teeth and prevent cavities!

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What are dental sealants?

Dental sealants are thin, clear protective coatings that can be applied to the surface of your teeth. In most cases, they are applied to the back teeth as they are the most challenging to clean. They are meant to prevent cavities by shielding the pits of teeth. Dental sealants are quickly applied, providing instant protection from harmful bacteria and plaque.

How long do dental sealants last?

Regular dental visits and good oral care can encourage sealants to last for five to ten years. The longevity of dental sealants makes them incredibly effective for preventing tooth decay and cavities. Though long-lasting, it is important to make safe and healthy choices. For example, biting down on ice or other objects may wear down the sealants. If we see a worn-down dental sealant during an exam, we may recommend a replacement.

Can adults get dental sealants?

Dental sealants for kids are common as they learn to brush and floss properly. However, dental sealants can also be beneficial for adults too. At High Point Dentistry, we may encourage adults who are prone to cavities to try dental sealants. We can also replace existing dental sealants.

How do I prevent tooth decay?

Seeing a preventive dentist at least twice a year for professional exams and cleanings, eating a healthy diet, and maintaining good oral hygiene are the best ways to prevent tooth decay. However, even by practicing these essential steps, it is still possible to wind up with tooth decay. If you believe you have tooth decay, give us a call today!

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