Fissure sealants are a safe and painless way of protecting your children’s teeth from tooth decay. It is a plastic coating which covers the chewing surfaces of the back adult teeth. The sealant forms a hard shield that keeps food and bacteria from getting into the tiny grooves in the teeth. Most tooth decay in children occurs in the back teeth.
It is quick and straight forward taking only a few minutes per tooth. A dentist will clean and prepare the tooth with a special solution. The tooth is dried with air and then the liquid is applied and set hard using a special light.