Highly effective in preventing decay on the biting surfaces of your chewing teeth, dental 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 and 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, sealant placement is painless and take only a few minutes per tooth. Sealants hold up well under the force of normal chewing and can last several years before a reapplication is needed.
Drs Churchill and Boscketti recommend placing sealants in children on all permanent molar teeth as they erupt. We check each tooth with a special laser thatmeasures for the presencedecay before we place the sealant material to make sure we are not sealing in any decay.
Children and adults can benefit from sealants in the fight against tooth decay.