Sealants are highly effective in preventing tooth decay and cavities on your
molars and premolars. These areas are the most susceptible to cavities due to
the anatomized grooves.
Typically, children get sealants on their permanent molars and premolars as soon
as these teeth come in. These sealants can protect the teeth through the
cavity-prone years of ages 6 to 14. However, adults without decay or fillings in
their molars can also benefit from sealants.
The process of applying sealants is easy and fast. The application steps are as
· We thoroughly clean the teeth
· The teeth are dried
· A liquid solution is put on the chewing surfaces of the teeth
· The solution is cured using a special curing light
Sealants act as a barrier and protect the enamel from plaque and acids. They
may last for several years before a reapplication is needed. While the sealant
remains intact, the tooth surface will be protected from decay.
Sealants are not a substitute for brushing your teeth. It is important to maintain
proper oral hygiene and keep up with professional dental cleanings. Also, sealants do not protect between the teeth, so it is essential to continue to floss
For more information or to request an appointment, contact
Waterford Dental Arts.