Dental Sealants | Newark DE
Dental sealants are a simple, painless procedure in which a tooth-colored “coating” is painted into the grooves of the tooth. Sealants are highly effective in preventing decay, typically on the chewing surfaces of children’s back teeth
Sealants protect the crevices and grooves of your teeth from food particles and plaque that brushing and flossing can’t reach.
Easy to apply, sealants take only a few minutes to seal each tooth. Sealants hold up well under the force of normal chewing and can last several years before a reapplication is needed.
Sealants are optimally placed as soon as the permanent tooth erupts into the child’s mouth, typically around age 6. Children benefit most from sealants in the fight against tooth decay.