"A sealant is a thin, protective coating (made from plastic or other dental materials)
that adheres to the chewing surface of your back teeth."
-American Dental Association
Who is a candidate for sealants?
Since molars and premolars have fissures (grooves), children and teenagers are the best candidates for sealants to prevent future decay. However, adults without prior dental can have sealants placed in their molars as well. It's important to regularly schedule dental cleanings to determine if you are in need of sealants.
How are sealants placed?
Sealants are quick and easy! The first step is placing etch (an acidic cleansing gel) to clean the tooth surface. After a few seconds, your dentist will rinse off the gel and dry your tooth before applying the sealant onto your tooth. Your dentist will then use a blue curing light to harden the sealant.
If you have questions regarding sealants or need to make a dental appointment, call our Westerville office @ 614-882-2249.