Dental Sealants: Smart Cavity Prevention
What are dental sealants? Are they right for your child? Are they right for you? Dr. Robert Rahm and his team at Chesterfield Valley Dental answer all of your questions about dental sealants.
Dental Sealant 101
A sealant is a thin layer of protective coating that is "painted" onto the chewing surface, typically your back teeth. The sealant fills in the grooves and pits that tend to occur on these teeth so they are less susceptible to the bacteria and acids that cause tooth decay. Sealants are not permanent, as they will wear away over time.
The process starts with ensuring that the surface of the tooth is completely dry, then applying ...