Even when patients practice proper oral health care, sealants are
sometimes required to protect the hard to reach areas of the mouth
between dental visits. Sealants can be useful in the prevention of
decay and cavities, as they provide a protective coating to the tops
and back of patients teeth to help prevent and minimize the
deleterious effects of dental decay.
Teeth can sometimes have very deep grooves that dental tooth brush
bristles cannot clean. Dental sealants can be applied to properly
cleaned teeth to prevent future decay. This is especially true in our
younger patients, where we have witnessed a reduction in the need
for dental fillings.