Sealant: Protecting Against Plaque

Sealants and dental fillings

What is a Sealant?

A sealant is a great way to protect against decay and cavities for years to come. So what is a sealant? Sealants are plastic resins that bond and harden onto tiny grooves on the tooth’s surface, creating a barrier against plaque and bacteria.

How Can Sealants Help?

Tooth decay is often the worst on the tops of the back teeth. After we seal your child’s tooth, the small grooves on the teeth become smooth and are less likely to harbor plaque, making brushing easier and more effective against tooth decay for up to three to five years. With sealants, your child is more likely to stay cavity free and avoid dental fillings. If your child is prone to cavities, contact us to learn more about sealants!