Have you considered a tooth sealant treatment for you or your child in Springfield, IL? Dental sealants are safe, effective, and painless! First and foremost, you might be wondering what a tooth sealant is. A dentist paints a hard plastic coating on the back molars, covering all the nooks and crannies where food particles like to get stuck. It is in these spaces that tooth decay often starts and spreads, until you need a cavity or more extensive treatment. The coating creates a seal over the more vulnerable spots in the mouth, those most likely to have decay. This is especially true of children that have not formed solid oral hygiene habits yet and find it difficult to reach the back of the mouth.
Offering tooth sealant treatment for Springfield, IL kids is one way to ensure they don’t have extensive tooth decay on their back molars. Schön Dental provides a number of children’s dentistry services to help kids keep their mouths free of cavities and prevent future pain and expense. We want kids to grow up loving the dentist and a solid foundation of good oral hygiene. Dental sealants are one way we do this. We also offer fluoride treatment, sports mouth guards, and general dentistry for kids. And don’t forget about our FYSH (Find Your Smile Here) School! Our littlest patients love coming to FYSH School to learn about dentistry in a fun, interactive environment.
We commonly recommend tooth sealant treatment for kids in our Springfield, IL office, and it can be helpful for adults as well. This treatment is completely painless and can be administered quickly. The dentist will paint on the coating, which is natural colored and blends in with teeth, and it will form a seal around the molars. This preventative treatment can last years! If part of the coating chips off or wears down, your dentist can reapply it easily. Are you ready for sealants? Call (217) 697-5190 to schedule an appointment today!