Highly effective in preventing decay on the biting surfaces of your chewing teeth, dental sealants are a simple procedure in which a tooth-colored acrylic “coating” is painted onto the surface of the tooth.
Sealants effectively “seal” the deep grooves and act as a barrier and protecting enamel from plaque and acids. Sealants can only be placed on teeth which have not been treated for a cavity already.
Sealants protect the depressions and grooves of your teeth from food particles and plaque that brushing and flossing can’t reach.
Easy to apply, sealants take only a few minutes to seal each tooth. Sealants hold up well under the force of normal chewing and can last several years before a reapplication is needed.
Children can benefit from sealants in the fight against tooth decay.