What are dental sealants?

Dental sealants are a preventive measure designed to ensure the health of your smile. They are a clear material that is “painted” onto the surface of the teeth to add a protective layer. Sealants keep bacteria and food debris from setting into the deep grooves on the chewing surfaces of the back teeth.

Why should patients get sealants?

Sealants are a protective measure to help ensure the health of your smile. Even people who brush and floss regularly may not be able to adequately remove food particles and plaque from the very back surfaces of the teeth. These back teeth have many nooks and crannies that can become susceptible to plaque build-up from food debris.

Who should consider sealants?

Most people assume only children are candidates for dental sealants. But teenagers and adults who don’t have decay present in the molars are also excellent candidates. Sealants are a great option for anyone looking for extra help in keeping their smiles healthy.