Dental Sealants

Sealants, made of clear or shaded plastic, protect the surfaces of teeth with grooves and pits, especially the chewing surfaces of back teeth where most cavities in children are found.

Even if your child brushes or flosses carefully, it is difficult - sometimes impossible- to clean the tiny grooves and pits on certain teeth. Food and bacteria build up in these depressions, placing your child in danger of tooth decay. Sealants seal out food and plaque reducing the risk of decay.
Research has shown that sealants can last for may years. If your child has good oral hygiene and avoids biting hard objects, sealants will last longer. The procedure of applying a sealant is quick and affordable, taking only one visit. Sealants provide valuable decay protection for your child, and may be covered by your dental insurance.

Sealants are only one step in a preventive dental routine. Brushing, flossing and regular dental visits are still essential to a bright and healthy smile.