Sealants are highly effective in preventing decay on the biting surfaces of your chewing teeth. Dental sealants are a simple procedure in which a tooth-colored liquid “coating” is painted onto the surface of your tooth. This effectively “seals” the deep grooves, acting as a barrier and protecting enamel from plaque and acids.
Sealants protect the depressions and grooves of your teeth from food particles and plaque that brushing and flossing can’t reach.
Here at Maher Dental, we take the extra step by using Micro Air Abrasion to ensure the tooth surface is bacteria free. Easy to apply, sealants take only a few minutes to seal each tooth. Sealants hold up well under the force of normal chewing and can last several years before a reapplication is needed. Flossing is still needed to clean the areas between the teeth.
Children and adults can benefit from sealants in the fight against tooth decay.