Extra protection has never really been a bad thing. That is why here at Bayberry Dental Care in Tinley Park, IL, we offer dental sealants to our patients. Sealants work to seal out bacteria and debris from the grooves of molars where decay is common.
During the ages of six through fourteen, children seem to go through a cavity-prone phase. Since molar teeth have depressions and grooves in them (called pits and fissures), plaque and other debris often get stuck. This leads to increased risks of decay. Sealing the area can help keep decay at bay and create a strong foundation for life-long healthy teeth.
Dental sealants are made of a tooth-colored plastic material that is painted onto the teeth. The material is hardened and is able to withstand chewing for several years. Sealants are able to be reapplied when it is necessary. While they are ideal for children and teenagers, adults can also benefit from sealants if they have never had a filling or a cavity in their molars.
While brushing and flossing are essential for a healthy mouth, a little extra protection can cut down the risk of decay even more. To learn more about dental sealants or to set up an appointment, call Bayberry Dental Care here in Tinley Park, IL at (708) 802-8300. We can also be reached through our website, www.bayberrydentalcare.com.