Protect Teeth From Decay With Dental Sealants

At Pennino Family Dentistry in Barrington, IL, we provide dental sealants to help our patients avoid tooth decay. A dental sealant is a thin plastic coating applied directly to the chewing surfaces of molars and premolars, which are most vulnerable to tooth decay. The process is quick and painless, making it an ideal preventive measure for protecting these teeth for many years.

Why should people consider dental sealants?

Sealants act as a physical barrier against plaque bacteria, which can cause cavities over time. Even with excellent brushing and flossing habits, it’s difficult to reach all the crevices in your back molars. Sealants fill in these areas and help protect against decay.

What are the benefits of dental sealants?

Dental sealants are effective in helping prevent cavities and tooth decay by up to 80%. With proper care and regular visits to our dentist for checkups and cleanings, they can last as long as 10 years. Sealants are also quick and easy to apply and can often be placed during your routine checkup.

Who is an ideal candidate for dental sealants?

Children and teenagers are the best candidates for dental sealants, as they’re more likely to develop cavities due to their developing teeth and often irregular oral hygiene routines. Adults may also benefit from dental sealants if they have molars and premolars that are restoration-free.

Contact Pennino Family Dentistry today to learn more about dental sealants and how they can help protect your smile! We’ll be happy to answer any questions you may have!

Contact Pennino Family Dentistry About Dental Sealants Today!

  • Experience a quick and painless service
  • Receive care from our skilled & caring team
  • Protect your molars and premolars from cavities
  • Lower your risk of developing gum/periodontal disease
  • Experience protective benefits for up to 10 years!