Dental sealant is a protective clear plastic layer that is applied to the chewing surfaces of teeth to 'seal them off' from the plaque and bacteria that cause cavities to form.
Even for older children, cleaning the back teeth can be a bit tricky, which is why the molars and premolars commonly develop cavities. Fortunately, placing a dental sealant over them is a simple and effective preventive measure that only takes a few minutes. We’ll simply paint a clear or milky color composite resin onto the teeth, and it will harden into a nearly invisible barrier that shields the enamel from plaque, bacteria, and food particles.
Here’s something every parent should know: four out of five childhood cavities develop on the chewing surfaces of the back teeth. Why? Because their location makes them particularly difficult for children to brush effectively, allowing plaque and food debris to accumulate and cause decay. With a dental sealant, however, we can literally place an invisible barrier over this part of the teeth to keep them protected and healthy. They only take minutes to apply but can easily last for over a decade.
The sealant application process at Appolonia is quick and painless.