A dental sealant is a plastic material placed over the chewing surfaces of the back teeth, aka the premolars and molars. This sealant acts as a barrier that protects the tooth's enamel from plaque and acids. Without sealants, food can often get stuck in the tooth's natural depressions and grooves. Toothbrushes and floss are only helpful to the tooth's flat surfaces. Sealants can protect these vulnerable areas from being filled with plaque and food bits. Children are the ideal candidates for this procedure as the likelihood of getting a pit or fissure in your teeth begins early. However, adults can also benefit from dental sealants.
If you are in need of a dental sealant, please feel free to contact our office and make an appointment today!