Highly effective in preventing decay on the biting surfaces of your chewing teeth, 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, 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. 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 many years before a reapplication is needed.
Sealants are most commonly used on children, and ideally we place them as soon as the permanent molar teeth erupt. In specific cases, we will also use them on bicuspid teeth or in deep pits on the tongue-side of the front teeth, or even in adults.