Orland Dental Care proudly offers quality dental services to the Orland Park area. If your teeth are prone to cavities, dental sealants could be the perfect solution for you to help prevent further cavities by protecting the tooth surface from potential decay. The professional team at Orland Dental Care will work with you to personalize your dental care plan including determining whether dental sealants are right for you.
So, what are dental sealants? These thin coatings are painted on the chewing surfaces of the back molars with the purpose of preventing cavities caused by tooth decay. Sealants create protective covering the surface of the tooth that can effectively block out germs and food that can cause cavities. Sealants can protect against an estimated 80 percent of cavities for two years.
Sealants are a popular way to protect your childrens’ mouths from cavities in hard to reach, cavity-prone areas of the mouth. Sealants are typically applied soon after permanent molars emerge into the child’s mouth, usually around age six for first molars and age 12 for the appearance of the second molars.
Orland Dental Care focuses on preventing dental issues before they happen with good dental hygiene, routine checkups and preventive procedures like sealants. Get started with an appointment in our Orland Park office today. We’re here to help at (708) 304-4454.