Sealants are like a shield for your teeth. They are a thin covering painted on the chewing surfaces of back teeth (molars). Sealants protect teeth by blocking plaque and bacteria from accumulating.
When applied in childhood, sealants can save a lot of money over a lifetime. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), sealants can reduce cavities by up to 80% immediately and up to 60% for four years or more.
Dentists use sealants as part of the plan to ensure a healthy mouth. Getting sealants is quick, easy and painless!