Dental Sealants

Dental Sealants Lincolnshire

dental sealant LincolnshireAt Village Green Dentistry, we welcome children and teens. Because oral health has a great impact on overall health, we partner with parents to encourage children and teens to take great care of their mouths. Dr. Sokol, and his team know that creating positive, enjoyable dental visits for young people will increase the potential for them to continue to prioritize oral health throughout their lifetime.

Bring your child in for a visit at your dental hygiene appointment when he or she is three or four years old. The dentist will visit with you and your child, and he may do a quick oral exam if your little one feels comfortable. By age four or so, many children are ready for six-month checkups and cleanings. Some kids, however, don’t feel comfortable in a general dentist’s office. If we believe your child would respond better with a pediatric dentist, we’ll refer you to a respected specialist.

Did you know, dental caries, the disease that causes cavities, is the most widespread childhood disease? Because tooth decay strikes most American children before the age of 17, extra measures can be taken to ward off tooth decay. Dental sealants Lincolnshire are a clear, plastic coating placed on hard-to-clean surfaces of the back teeth. Sealants prevent bacteria, acids, and sugars from creating cavities. Over time, sealants wear off naturally, so they never have to be removed.

Most bottled water does not contain fluoride, so some children don’t receive a sufficient amount of fluoride in their diet. This essential mineral attracts other minerals that strengthen tooth enamel against decay. We can apply a fluoride supplement at your child’s dental visit. In some cases, adults benefit from fluoride supplements, too!

Dental Sealant Lincolnshire

If you’re interested in the health and beauty of your smile, and you’d like to experience contemporary, customized patient care, it’s time to schedule an appointment with Dr. Sokol at Village Green Dentistry. Our Lincolnshire dental office is conveniently located for patients who live in the Chicago North Shore suburbs of Lake Forest, Buffalo Grove, Vernon Hills, Libertyville, and surrounding areas.