Dental sealants are thin, protective coatings applied on the chewing surfaces of your child’s back teeth, where tooth decay often occurs. Sealants fill in the deep grooves that are hard for your child to properly clean and where cavities and bacteria tend to hide. The sealant acts as a protective barrier between your child’s teeth and the harmful bacteria. Dental sealants help improve your child’s chances of staying cavity free.
How are sealants applied? Applying sealants is a quick and painless process, taking only a few minutes to seal each tooth. Our doctors perform an easy 3-Step process:
1. Clean the teeth
2. Paint the sealant resin onto the surface of the teeth
3. Use a curing light to harden the sealant onto the teeth
How long do sealants last? Sealants may last several years before they need to be reapplied. Our doctors will check your child’s sealants at each preventive hygiene visit.