Dental sealants effectively prevent decay on the biting surfaces of your chewing teeth. In this simple procedure, the dentist will paint tooth-colored acrylic “coating” onto the surface of the tooth.
Sealants effectively “seal” the deep grooves, acting as a barrier and protecting enamel from plaque and acids.
They protect the depressions and grooves of your teeth from food particles and plaque that brushing and flossing can’t reach.
Sealants are easy to apply and take only a few minutes to seal each tooth. They hold up well under the force of normal chewing and can last several years before needing reapplication.
Children and some adults can benefit from sealants in the fight against tooth decay.