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The Case for Dental Sealants

Dental sealants: A dentist and dental assistant use dental tools to assist a female patient

Lock-In Healthy Teeth for National Children’s Dental Health Awareness Month

February is National Children’s Dental Health Awareness Month. We can get behind that any day and every day! The theme designated by the American Dental Association (ADA) this year is Sealants Make Sense

Irene Hilton, D.D.S., chair of the ADA Council on Advocacy for Access and Prevention’s advisory committee on dental sealants, says that sealants are an equitable way to prevent [cavities]. “Sealants on permanent molars reduce the risk of [cavities] by 80%,” Dr. Hilton said. “If your dentist recommends dental sealants, it is part of a comprehensive [cavity] management approach.”

The ADA has created and made available all kinds of resources and activities for parents, teachers, and kids to have fun while learning about dental health and sealants. We’d love to see your work if you complete any of the activities.

In the meantime, we thought we’d share some information about dental sealants so you know what the fuss is about. And there’s plenty of time in February for you to make your appointment and bring your kids in for treatment if you decide it’s the right thing for your family.

Dental Sealants Protect Children’s Teeth from Cavities

Dental sealants are just what they sound like. The treatment involves painting a thin coat of sealant on the molars (the back teeth used for chewing). It’s painless and has little to no visual effect. This protective covering blocks out food and germs that cause cavities and can offer a high degree of protection for up to four years following treatment.

According to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), “Once applied, sealants protect against 80% of cavities for 2 years and continue to protect against 50% of cavities for up to 4 years.”

Screenshot of the Sealants Make Sense flyer

Download the flyer in English or download the flyer in Spanish.

We tend to focus the most attention on sealants for children, but that doesn’t mean they can’t help adults avoid cavities too. The only thing we want to guard against is the feeling that once you have sealants, you can ease up in other areas. While highly effective at helping prevent cavities, dental sealants do not change the need for the rest of your oral care regimen. You still need to brush, floss, and visit us as always.

To schedule your visit now, complete our contact form, or call our office at 815-886-0875.

 

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Selena Nunez
Selena Nunez
October 22, 2022.

Hands down the best dental office to receive your dental and cosmetic needs. The staff is always very friendly and welcoming. It’s also so nice knowing that they have 3 amazing doctors on staff who know their craft. No matter which provider you see, you just know you’re in great hands. My last visit was with Dr. Sheikh for Botox. She’s very thorough and has a keen eye for detail. I’m two weeks out from my Botox treatment and let me just say, my skin has never felt so smooth or looked as radiant as it does now. Always a pleasure visiting Dr. Sheikh!

Victoria esposito
Victoria esposito
October 2, 2022.

Please look no further! This entire office has their act together. I’ve been seeing Dr Sheikh and she is so patient and gentle.She is also a perfectionist and listens to your concerns and delivers options. I’ve also seen Dr Nina and Dr Patel and certainly no complaints with either of them. I’ve had 3 crowns and numerous fillings and no problems with any of the work. Thanks for building my complete confidence!

Nancy Sauer
Nancy Sauer
September 29, 2022.

Today I had a great visit at Romeoville Dental! Anna and Jaime are wonderful, and so is Dr. Nina. The desk staff are very welcoming. It's always so enjoyable to come here.

Daniel Gonzalez
Daniel Gonzalez
September 28, 2022.

Excelente servicio

Neshelle Baker
Neshelle Baker
September 25, 2022.

I love Romeoville Dental Center! I’ve been here about 4 times and had a different hygienist and dentist each time. The entire team is amazing, every single person has always been caring, gentle and friendly. I highly recommend.

Gianna Munoz
Gianna Munoz
September 24, 2022.

By far the best dentist office I’ve been to. I love the patient care and the whole staff.

Phyllis Lanphear
Phyllis Lanphear
September 24, 2022.

The office staff and dentists are just awesome!! They take time to talk with you and make you feel so comfortable.