To help keep your teeth healthy, regularly brushing and flossing is essential. A preventative measure for your teeth are dental sealants. It is a material that seals over deep grooves in the teeth to help prevent plaque and food particles from sitting in those areas. Sealants are commonly done in adolescents who may need improvement in their home care routines or have difficulty reaching back molars.
Sealants can also protect areas of teeth that are starting to show signs of decalcification or the enamel is not as strong. Dental sealants, in some cases, can be placed in these areas as a way to help prevent a cavity from forming. If there is a presence of other areas of decay, sealing teeth nearby can also be beneficial.
If you are looking at preventative care for your teeth in the Bloomington, IL area or have not seen a dentist in a while, you should contact the Eastland Dental Center at (309) 663-4711. When you call here, you can schedule an appointment with Dr. Mike Milligan or Dr. Marisa Milligan for a complete evaluation of your oral health.
Dr. Mike completed his doctor of dental medicine degree from Southern Illinois University in 1978. Dr. Marisa completed her doctor of dental medicine degree from Midwestern University in 2015. Both doctors have logged hundreds of hours of continuing education to stay on top of the latest technologies in dentistry as well as the most current research on the oral-systemic, mouth-body connection to benefit their patients. Dr. Mike and Dr. Marisa are active members and in excellent standing with the American Dental Association, Illinois State Dental Association, Chicago Dental Society, McLean County Dental Association, American Academy of Oral Systemic Health, and numerous other societies.
Both doctors are avid golfers and have won several national golf tournaments over the years. They are the only father-daughter team in the state to have won the Illinois State Amateur Golf Championship. Dr. Mike in 1974 and Dr. Marisa in 2005.