Northwestern Dental Group provides dental sealants to help protect your teeth and prevent tooth decay from developing. Sealants are often recommended for children, as well as adults whose teeth are at greater risk of developing cavities, and can be provided as part of your regular dental visits. Call us today at 847-305-2442 to learn more about dental sealants in Arlington Heights, Illinois, and to set up your appointment with our experienced dentists!
Sealants are a preventive treatment, consisting of clear or tooth-colored resin material that is painted onto the chewing surfaces of the teeth. Sealants form a smooth, protective coating over the teeth, preventing bacteria and food debris from lodging in the natural pits and grooves of the teeth and causing cavities. Because sealants form a smooth barrier over the tooth, they have the added benefit of making it easier to effectively clean your teeth with normal brushing and flossing.
Children are the most frequent recipients of dental sealants. Our dentists will typically provide sealants for children as soon as their permanent molars erupt (between the ages of 6 and 12 years). Adults with teeth that are prone to decay or who have suffered from decay in the past may also receive a dental sealant. Your dental sealants can be applied in just a few minutes as part of your regular cleaning and exam.
We invite you to contact our office today for more information about dental sealants and to set up your appointment with one of our friendly dentists.