Explaining dental sealants why you need them

At Total Health Dental, we not only provide cosmetic and restorative dentistry, but we also have a range of preventative dentistry solutions for patients in the Aurora, Illinois, area to consider. Dr. Khaja Mohsinuddin and his team are available to help patients learn about specific preventive options for their smile, including dental sealants. Dental sealants are best described as a coating on the teeth to prevent cavities or address sensitive teeth and are highly desirable for many of our patients of all ages.

What is a dental sealant?

Dental sealants are a thin plastic coating applied to the chewing surfaces of the back teeth, usually the molars and premolars. The sealant seals the tiny crevices on the chewing surfaces of the teeth, which helps to protect them from plaque and bacteria. Smoothing this area reduces the risk of periodontal disease and tooth decay, making it easier to brush and floss. Dental sealants are one of many preventative dentistry solutions available at Total Health Dental.

Who might benefit from dental sealants?

Dental sealants are commonly recommended for children and adolescents, as their teeth are still growing and are more susceptible to cavities. Younger children may also not be as effective at brushing and flossing their teeth, increasing their risk of developing issues with the smile. However, adults can benefit from this preventative service too. An evaluation and a dental history will help the team at Total Health Dental decide if the placement of a sealant on the teeth would be beneficial to the patient and their dental health.

Do I need a dental sealant?

If you are considering having dental sealants applied to your teeth, make sure to talk to Dr. Khaja Mohsinuddin about it. He will determine if dental sealants are suitable for you and make an appropriate recommendation based on your needs. If you are located in the Aurora, IL area and are interested in speaking with an experienced dentist about sealants and other preventative oral healthcare solutions, call the office at (630) 822-9600 to request an appointment. We are conveniently located at 2460 South Eola Road and accept new patients and families.