Sealants are special materials your dentist puts on your teeth to keep out harmful germs and bacteria. They are a great way to help you avoid getting cavities down the road.
Sealants fill in the little ridges on the chewing part of your teeth to protect and seal the tooth from food and plaque. The application is easy to apply and typically lasts for several years.
You can have sealants put on your teeth as early as the age of 6.
First, the dentist cleans the surface of your tooth and rinses it to remove all traces of the cleaning material. Then, a special solution or jelly-like material is painted on to your tooth, including the pits and grooves. After 15 seconds, the solution is thoroughly rinsed away with water. After the site is dried, the special sealant material is applied and allowed to harden by using a special powerful light.