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Who Needs Dental Sealants?

The dental anatomy of the molars presents deep grooves and fissures that are very distinct and unique to every tooth. The grooves and fissures are characteristic of every posterior teeth, premolar or molar, some deeper than others, while some rather shallow and presenting insignificant depths. These spaces unfortunately trap in food particles that allow bacteria to thrive in the mouth and when disease-causing bacteria is abundant in the oral cavity, the teeth becomes prone to attack, leading to dental caries. The deep grooves and fissure create a perfect dwelling place for bacteria to grow and multiply. They settle in these [...]

2016-10-28T10:00:56+00:00October 28th, 2016|Blog, dental tips, Dental Treatments|

What is a Dental Sealant?

At Smiles of Naperville, we recommend dental sealants to prevent your child from becoming part of the 70 percent of Americans with diagnosed tooth decay by age 19. The treatment is sometimes appropriate for adults as well. If you’re a new parent or we have told you that you need this treatment, you may be wondering, “What is a dental sealant?”   Applying a dental sealant is pain-free, fast, and simple. For our pediatric patients, we explain what a sealant is and how it helps to keep their teeth healthy and free of cavities. Your child’s dentist places sealants on [...]

2016-01-21T20:06:56+00:00January 21st, 2016|Blog|
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