A tooth sealant is a thin, plastic coating applied to the chewing surface of molars, premolars and any deep grooves (called pits and fissures) of teeth. More than 75% of dental decay begins in these deep grooves. Teeth with these conditions are hard to clean and are very susceptible to decay. A sealant protects the tooth by sealing grooves, creating a smooth, easy-to-clean surface.
Sealants can protect teeth from decay for many years, but need to be checked for wear and chipping at regular dental visits.
At Beechwold Dental Care we want you to have healthy teeth and be happy with your smile. Our dentist office provides other services including cosmetic dentistry and restorative dentistry.