We believe all children can grow up cavity-free.

The likelihood of developing pit and fissure decay begins early in life, so children and teenagers are obvious candidates for dental sealants. But adults can benefit from sealants as well.

Dental sealants act as a barrier to prevent cavities. Dental sealants are made of a plastic material which is applied to the chewing surfaces of the back teeth (premolars and molars) where decay occurs most frequently.

Thorough brushing and flossing help remove food particles and plaque from smooth surfaces on teeth. But the bristles of a toothbrush cannot reach all the way into the ridges and grooves to remove all food and plaque that builds up. Sealants protect these vulnerable areas by "sealing out" plaque and food debris.

Sealants are easy for your dentist to apply. The sealant is painted onto the tooth enamel, where it bonds directly to the tooth and hardens. This plastic resin bonds into the ridges and grooves (pits and fissures) of the chewing surfaces of the back teeth. The sealant acts as a barrier, protecting enamel from plaque and acids. As long as the sealant remains intact, the tooth surface will be protected from decay. Sealants hold up well under the force of normal chewing and may last several years before a reapplication is needed. During your regular dental visits, your dentist will check the condition of the sealants and reapply them when necessary.

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