Understanding How Tooth Sealants Work and Why They’re Helpful

What are Tooth Sealants? Tooth sealants are thin coatings that are brushed onto the chewing surface of teeth. The coating is made from a tooth colored acrylic and is able to seep deep into grooves and crevices, protecting teeth from the buildup of plaque. By protecting the surface of the teeth, sealants help prevent cavities, enamel ware and decay. Some grooves and spaces in teeth cannot be effectively cleaned by brushing or flossing; sealants can protect these areas. Sealants are normally ...more