Dental SealantsHighly effective in preventing decay on the biting surfaces of your back teeth, sealants are a simple procedure in which a tooth-colored acrylic coating is painted on the surface of the tooth. This effectively seals the deep grooves/pits and acts as a barrier, protecting enamel from plaque and acids. Sealants protect the depressions and grooves of your teeth from food particles and plaque that brushing and flossing cannot reach.
Easy to apply, it takes only a few minutes to seal each tooth. Sealants hold up well under the force of normal chewing and can last several years before a reapplication is required. Avoiding very hard substances such as ice and candy, will greatly increase the longevity of sealants.