sealants

 

Dental sealants are coatings that bond and harden in the deep grooves on the tooth’s surface. When a tooth is sealed, the tiny grooves become smooth, and are less likely to harbor plaque. 

Sealants are typically applied to children’s teeth while their permanent teeth are erupting as a preventive measure against tooth decay at this critical time. 

A dental sealant only provides protection when it is applied to the right child.