Dental sealant is applied to permanent molars and bicuspids to prevent cavities from forming.
What is dental sealant?
The sealant is a liquid resin that fills the natural pits and fissures found on the chewing surface of our teeth. These grooves are filled to prevent food debris and bacteria from accumulating there.
How is dental sealant applied?
- The tooth is cleaned
- A binding solution is applied
- The solution is rinsed and the tooth is dried
- The sealant is applied using a brush and then hardened using a blue light
The procedure is quick and painless, and the sealant is invisible and long-lasting (almost 10 years). While mainly recommended for youth aged 6 to 14, dental sealant is sometimes recommended for younger children or adults.