Sealants are thin, plastic coatings painted on the chewing services of the back teeth. Getting sealants put on is simple and painless. Sealants are painted on as a liquid and quickly hardened to form a shield over the tooth!!
The most important reason for getting sealants is to AVOID tooth decay!
Fluoride in toothpaste & in drinking water protects the smooth surfaces of teeth but back teeth need extra protection. Sealants cover the chewing surfaces of the back teeth and keep out germs and food. Having sealants put on teeth before they decay will also save time and money in the long run by avoiding fillings, crowns, or caps used to fix decayed teeth. Prevention is the key to saving your teeth.