Highly effective in preventing decay on the biting surfaces of your chewing teeth, dental sealants are a simple procedure in which a tooth-colored “coating” is painted onto the surface of the tooth. This effectively “seals” the deep grooves, acting as a barrier and protecting enamel from plaque and acids.
Easy to apply, sealants take only a few minutes to place. Sealants hold up well under the force of normal chewing and can last several years before a reapplication is needed.
Fluoride is effective in preventing cavities by helping the teeth gain minerals they have lost and making them more resistant to acid. A fluoride treatment in your dentist’s office takes just a few minutes and normally follows your child’s dental exam.