Dental sealants are thin, plastic coatings applied to the grooved and pitted chewing surfaces of back teeth to protect them from cavities and disease. Because food and bacteria tend to collect in the pits and grooves of teeth, it can be difficult to remove these contaminants. In fact, without sealant protection, nearly 80% of these pits and grooves will eventually decay.
Sealants are easy to apply, inexpensive and long-lasting, making them a great option for anyone, especially children and students. When accompanied by regular brushing, flossing and a low-sugar diet, sealants can help you maintain a cavity-free mouth for years to come.