What is a Sealant?
Sealants are highly effective in preventing decay on the biting surfaces of your teeth. Getting dental sealants is a simple procedure, where tooth-colored acrylic “coating” is painted onto the surface of the tooth. This seals the deeper grooves and acts as a barrier to protecting enamel from plaque and acids.
Sealants protect the depressions and grooves of your teeth from food particles and plaque that brushing and flossing can’t reach.
Sealants take minutes to apply and are painless. They hold up under normal wear and chewing and typically last several years before needing to be reapplied. Both children and adults can benefit from sealants in the fight against tooth decay.