What are Sealants?
Dental Sealant is a protective coating that can be applied to the chewing surfaces of the back teeth(premolars/molars),which are most susceptible to decay/caries.
How do sealants work?
Sealants form a protective layer between tooth surface and the external environmenti.e.food and oral fluids.This prevents food particles to embed themselves in pits and fissures.The top chewing surfaces of the teeth are not smooth or flat.They are criss crossed with tiny hills and valleys called PITS AND FISSURES.
When should this be done?
Sealants are often applied as soon as the milk teeth (molars)and permanent premolars and molars are fully erupted.
How long do Sealants last?
If the teeth are properly taken care of,sealants last for a long time.
Are sealants painful?Will my child feel it?
No,Sealants are absolutely painless procedure.And the teeth do not feel any different afterwards.
Do children still have to clean their teeth?
Yes,it is vital that they do this.The smooth ,sealed surface is now much easier to keep clean and healthy with normal tooth brushing.