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The Foehr Group
107 S. Prospect Road, Bloomington, IL 61704

Dental Sealants in Bloomington, IL

If your child has a few cavities, you’re not alone. Tooth decay is one of the most common health problems in the world. The use of dental sealants is an effective yet often overlooked tool to help win the battle against tooth decay.

How Do Dental Sealants Protect Teeth?

The teeth located at the back of the mouth are called molars, and they’re especially vulnerable to tooth decay because of their hard-to-reach position and their uneven chewing surfaces. Dental sealants are painted onto the tops of molars to fill their natural crevices and pits and create a barrier that prevents plaque from reaching the enamel. Although they’re virtually invisible, dental sealants work day and night to protect teeth and prevent cavities.

How the Dental Sealant Procedure Works

Applying dental sealants is easy and can be done at your dentist’s office. Here’s how the tooth sealant procedure works. First, the tooth is cleaned, dried, and treated with a special acid solution to make the surface rough; this allows the dental sealant to bond to the enamel. Once the acid solution is removed, a thin layer of dental sealant is painted onto each targeted tooth. If necessary, a special light is applied to cure or harden the sealant. The process is completely painless.

How Much Does Treatment with Dental Sealants Cost?

Tooth sealant cost depends on the type of dental sealants used and how many teeth are treated. Many insurance plans cover sealants because of their value as a preventative treatment. To learn more the cost of dental sealants in Bloomington, contact our office.

Dental Sealants for Adults

Although most patients who receive dental sealants are children, the treatment can also help prevent tooth decay in vulnerable adults. If you’re an adult who has receding gums or a family history of tooth loss, a tooth sealant may help you keep your healthy smile. You may also want to consider sealants if you take prescription medications that reduce the amount of saliva that your body makes, as this increases your risk of tooth decay.

Sealant for Kids’ Teeth

In children, dental sealants are usually applied to the first and second sets of molars shortly after they emerge. Applying sealants as early as possible helps you avoid the expense of treating advanced tooth decay with fillings and crowns. Our dentists apply dental sealants to the teeth of children and adults of all ages. To learn more, contact our office.

How Safe are Dental Sealants?

Dental sealants aren’t new. In fact, they’ve been saving smiles for more than four decades. In our practice, every sealant dental providers apply has been tested for safety and approved through rigorous research and clinical trials. To discover how getting dental sealants in Bloomington can help protect every smile in your family, contact us today for more details. We’ll be happy to answer your questions about cost, safety, and effectiveness of sealants for teeth.

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