Dental sealants are another preventive measure used to smooth out the rough and uneven fissures and grooves of the back molars. Dental Sealants are a thin, protective coating that adheres to the chewing surface of your back teeth. Children and adults can benefit from sealants, but the earlier you get them, the better. Your first molars appear around age 6, and second molars break through around age 12. Sealing these teeth as soon as they come through can keep them cavity-free from the start.
It’s a quick and painless process. Our dental team will clean and dry your tooth before placing an acidic gel on your teeth. This gel roughs up your tooth surface so a strong bond will form between your tooth and the sealant. After a few seconds, team member will rinse off the gel and dry your tooth once again before applying the sealant onto the grooves of your tooth.