As an added layer of protection for healthy chewing teeth, our dental hygienists recommend sealants to coat the smallest nooks and crannies in molars and premolars. A sealant is a tooth-colored liquid that flows into the deep grooves and pits of the teeth. Those are areas that even a toothbrush cannot keep clean, so cavities can form easily.
The sealant is then hardened into place with a special light, and will stay on the teeth for several years to prevent tooth decay. Sealants are even known for reversing early lesions. Placing a sealant is very quick, easy, and painless. Adults and children alike benefit from them, because cavities can form at any age. We like to stop problems before they start, and sealants are a great preventative option.