Dental Sealants

Dental sealants are a plastic coating applied to teeth to prevent tooth decay. This simple, safe, and effective solution to protect teeth against pit and fissure cavities. It is a popular treatment for children, especially before they develop good oral hygiene habits.

We believe in helping children learn good oral hygiene habits from their very first dental visit. We also offer FYSH (Find Your Smile Here) School in our Springfield, IL dental office, which teaches kids how to take care of their teeth and sets a foundation for good oral health. However, even kids with the best dental habits might struggle to keep back teeth clean. This is an area even adults struggle with! Food particles and bacteria can hide inside all the deep grooves on the back teeth, which can cause cavities.

To prevent tooth decay, we recommend dental sealants on hard to reach teeth for small children. A durable plastic coating is applied to the back teeth, where it bonds with enamel and forms an impenetrable barrier. The coating seals all grooves and creates a smooth, flat surface that keeps out plaque, tartar, bacteria, and food particles. The coating is designed to last years and can be reapplied if needed as your child grows. We recommend parents protect their child’s oral health by applying dental sealants as soon as the back teeth erupt. Dental sealants are easy, fast, and painless to apply. We encourage preventative treatment in our Springfield office, which helps prevent painful oral conditions and expensive procedures down the line.

Protect your child’s teeth by making an appointment with our skilled dental team. We offer a range of children’s dentistry services, including sports mouth guards and FYSH School, to set your child up for a lifetime of good oral health. Your family can count on Renken Dentistry in Springfield, IL for experienced and compassionate care at every stage of life.