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. This effectively “seals” the deep grooves, acting as a barrier and protecting enamel from plaque and acids.
First we polish your teeth to make sure any plaque or food particles are removed. Then we use a conditioner on the tooth to help open the pores of the tooth. That is rinsed and dried. Next an adhesive is applied to help the sealant stick to the surface. Finally the sealant is applied and hardened with a light. To see more about why sealants may be a good choice for you or your child, take a look at this clip about Professional Care and Sealants.
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 and adults can benefit from sealants in the fight against tooth decay.