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What is a dental sealant?

Your child’s dentist in Decatur, IL provides preventive treatments to help your child maintain excellent oral health and lower their risks for preventable conditions,two young kids playing outside | dental sealant decatur il including cavities.

For older children, we can professionally clean their teeth to get rid of cavity-causing tartar and plaque. However, some children require a little extra assistance, which is where dental sealants come in.

How Do Dental Sealants Work?

A dental sealant is applied over your child’s teeth where it places a barrier between debris and their tooth’s enamel. With a dental sealant, it is difficult for tartar and plaque to form and cause tooth decay.

Your child’s dentist can also apply a fluoride treatment to help strengthen your child’s tooth enamel.

At your child’s six-month checkups, your dentist will always check the integrity of the dental sealant to make sure it is intact. Typically, a dental sealant will last for several years, continuing to reduce cavity risks.

For Dental Sealants in Decatur, IL Contact Us

Helping your child achieve and maintain a healthy smile is the top goal of our dentist and the dental team. So if you would like to establish dentistry with us, or if it’s time for your child’s next checkup, give us a call today.  

Also, reach out for further information about our dental sealants.

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