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Tooth Sealants

Taking care of a child’s smile requires additional care and attention. Children are still in the process of learning how to take care of their teeth. They also experience many changes in the first few years, including the emergence of baby teeth and their loss. At North Aurora Smiles, parents of the North Aurora, IL area interested in discussing their child’s dentistry needs will want to ask about solutions that can help protect the smile from tooth decay, such as tooth sealants.

What are dental sealants for kids?

Drs. Hammad Aziz and Stephanie Janes of North Aurora Smiles often recommend dental sealants for children. Sealants supply an extra layer of protection against tooth decay, reducing the risk of developing cavities. This is important, especially as children are learning good oral hygiene habits. Even though children are brushing their teeth as expected, they may be missing certain areas and might not be as thorough as an adult is. With cavity protection sealants, children have help in protecting the teeth.

Who is a candidate for dental sealants?

Most children will benefit from the administration of a dental sealant to keep cavities from forming whenever possible. This does not mean that a child will not develop decay at all; it is just another line of defense for a child based on their oral health habits. Most children with a healthy smile can have a dental sealant placed during their routine visits and examinations.

How long do dental sealants last?

Most dental sealants will last several years before they naturally dissolve. Sealants can be placed during childhood, but many adults may benefit from them as well.

Discuss with your child’s dentist the importance of dental sealants for kids

If you are looking for a cavity protection sealant to give your children the edge against dental decay, we strongly encourage you to book an appointment at North Aurora Smiles in North Aurora, IL, to discuss options. Call the office at (630) 984-2223 to visit the practice located at 601 Randall Crossing Lane. Our facility services patients in the community and surrounding cities, including Kaneville, Hinckley, La Fox, and Maple Park.

Success Stories

Dr. Hammad Aziz, North Aurora Smiles, IL
Dr. Stephanie Janes, North Aurora Smiles, IL

North Aurora Smiles

North Aurora Smiles is a patient-centered practice offering gentle, comprehensive dental care services for the whole family. Our top priority is to ensure the optimal health and wellness of our patients, and helping them to achieve healthy beautiful smiles for life. The doctors pride themselves on being whole-health focused with an overall philosophy of being minimally invasive in their dental treatment.

Dr. Hammad Aziz is a skilled and experienced professional, having graduated from Loyola University Chicago, Cum Laude with departmental honors and obtained his Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) at the University of Illinois, College of Dentistry. He is certified in Invisalign, Dental Implants, Six Month Smiles (invisible, clear braces), Sleep Apnea/Snoring with the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine and the Institute for Cranio-Facial Sleep Medicine. Dr. Aziz is also certified in Pinhole Gum Rejuvenation Therapy, and is a BLS (CPR) Healthcare Provider / ACLS Certified. He is an active member of the Academy of Biomimetic Dentistry, and a Member of the Academy of General Dentistry, Founding Member and President Elect of the CM Dental Society, and Past President and Member of the Aurora Dental Society.

Dr. Stephanie Janes earned her Doctor of Medicine in Dentistry (DMD) degree from the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine, School of Dental Medicine. While there, she also earned a Master’s degree in Health Service Administration and a Humanitarian Award on behalf of the International College of Dentists. Later, she completed a General Practice Residency through the University of Chicago at NorthShore University HealthSystemEvanston Hospital. She gained hospital dentistry experience with a focus on medically-compromised patients and emergency dentistry. This program enabled her to enhance her comprehensive dental skills, especially in endodontics and cosmetic dentistry. She is also certified in therapeutic botox and dermal filler treatments to relieve bruxism (clenching and grinding) and TMJ pains, which she is passionate about.