What exactly is a Sealant?
The biting surfaces of the back teeth are the most common areas of decay. A sealant is a plastic material which can be “painted” on these surfaces to prevent decay from developing. Applying sealants is completely comfortable and quick. There are two keys to sealants:
- They must be applied before decay is present (after a cavity has developed, it’s too late)
- They must be checked regularly
All teeth do not need sealants. Your child’s pediatric dentist will recommend sealants if they would be beneficial.