Sealants in Swansea, IL

Protecting Your Child From Cavities

There are two important things you can do to keep your smile healthy and shining bright: Take care of your teeth at home with daily brushing and flossing and visit Dr. Wilson or Dr. Banker at Corner Stone Dental for regular checkups that include a professional cleaning. This will keep your smile feeling fresh while holding cavities and gum disease at bay.

You can also get an extra layer of protection against cavities with a dental sealant. Our dentists in Swansea, IL will often recommend sealants for patients who are more vulnerable to cavities. This includes children and teenagers in the cavity-prone ages of five to fourteen and adults with a history of tooth decay.

How Do Sealants Work?

A dental sealant is a thin, plastic coating that’s applied to the chewing surface of molars and premolars, preventing dangerous bacteria from penetrating the grooves in your teeth. This treatment is quick and noninvasive and it will last for many years.

Reasons to Get Sealants

Children and teenagers

Sealants are often recommended for children and teenagers due to their elevated risk of developing cavities. As soon as their six-year molars appear, you may want to talk to us at Corner Stone Dental about sealants for your child.

Sealants are normally applied to a patient’s permanent adult teeth, but if your child is susceptible to cavities, we may recommend applying a sealant to their baby teeth. Preventing tooth decay in baby teeth reduces the chances that your child’s primary teeth will be subject to decay.


Our dentists will recommend sealants for adult patients in certain cases. This includes adults who have teeth with deep grooves called pits and fissures, making them more susceptible to decay.

Frequently Asked Questions

Corner Stone Dental

4121 Old Collinsville Rd.
Swansea, IL 62226

Office Hours

8am – 5pm
8am – 5pm
8:30am – 5:30pm
8am – 5pm
By appointment
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