Dental sealants offer a way of protecting molar and premolar chewing surfaces from decay. Recognized by the American Dental Association as a key means of cavity prevention, dental sealants are simply a thin plastic film that can be applied to teeth.
Prior to applying dental sealants, the pediatric dentists at Pediatric Dental Associates of Randolph will identify and fill any spots of decay, then prepare your teeth with a cleaning and etching solution. After about 15 seconds, we thoroughly rinse the solution, dry the surface, coat your teeth with the sealant, and harden it with a curing light. The entire procedure is fast, easy, and comfortable.
The Dental sealants will then act to create an impenetrable physical barrier for small food particles and cavity-causing bacteria. This makes them a highly effective tool in preventing tooth surface decay and the resulting cavities, lasting up to ten years.