Dental sealants are a good option to help younger and high-risk patients prevent cavities. A thin, plastic finish is applied to the chewing surfaces of the back teeth. For example, by applying sealants as soon as a child’s long-term molars and pre-molars come in, teeth can be protected before decay has any chance to do damage.

Sealants can also provide adults with considerable benefits; however, it is important patients maintains a healthy oral healthcare routine to ensure success.

Sealants are not usually seen when you talk or smile as they are clear, white or tinted in colour. They are also extremely thin. Sealants are carefully applied to fill the grooves and pits of molars and can last from 5 to 10 years. Make sure to have your dentist check them at regular intervals.