Our teeth have natural ridges that can trap food particles and can be a good place for bacteria to hide and start welcoming decay. You may not know that there are ways to seal up these ridges and protect your teeth from future decay. Your dentists at Lakemoor Dental in Lakemoor, Elk Grove Village, Hainesville, McHenry, and Arlington Heights, IL, can explain the importance of family dentistry and can tell you how sealants can help prevent tooth decay in your smile and your child’s smile.
How Sealants Can Prevent Tooth Decay
Teeth have natural ridges and areas that can trap food particles and invite bacteria into your teeth. This can end up causing tooth decay and cavities that will need to be filled. Children especially deal with decay because their teeth aren’t as resistant to decay as adult teeth are. If decay starts setting into your child’s smile, it’s more likely that they’ll have more issues than you might with your adult teeth.
Getting the family dentistry procedure of sealants from your dentists in Lakemoor, Elk Grove Village, Hainesville, McHenry, and Arlington Heights, IL, can help smooth out the ridges in your smile and can protect your child’s smile from damage. Your child’s teeth will first be cleaned and then etched by an abrasive object to make it easier for the sealants to stick to them. Once the sealants are placed, a warm curing light will be placed on the tooth and will help dry the sealant. Once this is done, your child’s teeth are fully protected and ready to function as normal!
Contact Your Dentist Today!
It’s important that you take every step possible to keep your child’s smile strong and healthy. Contact your dentists at Lakemoor Dental in Lakemoor, Elk Grove Village, Hainesville, McHenry, and Arlington Heights, IL, to learn more about this family dentistry procedure! Call today at (815) 363-8888 for the office in Lakemoor and McHenry, IL, (847) 986-6300 for the office in Hainesville, IL, (847) 744-6240 for the office in Elk Grove Village, IL, and (847) 749-1780 for the office in Arlington Heights, IL.