Dental sealants are a simple procedure where a tooth-colored acrylic “coating” is painted onto the surface of the tooth. This is highly effective in preventing decay on the biting surfaces of your chewing teeth.
Dental sealants “seal” the deep grooves, acting like a barrier to protect enamel from plaque and acids. Dental sealants protect the depressions and grooves of your teeth from food particles and plaque that simple brushing and flossing isn’t able to reach.
It only takes a few minutes to seal each tooth. Sealants can withstand the force of normal chewing and can last several years before a reapplication is needed. Both children AND adults can benefit from sealants in the fight against tooth decay.