Sealants are most often composed of a thin, plastic coating that is painted directly onto the tooth—focusing mostly on chewing surfaces, such as those found in the molars. This shielding coat locks out elements that promote decay. So instead of just removing the foreign materials that get on your teeth throughout the day, they never actually touch the enamel, and the decaying process never has a chance to begin in the first place.
At Hadfield Dental Care, our Lehi dental patients often look to sealants as a long-term preventative dental care solution, and for good reason. Here are a few benefits to getting sealants applied:
Hadfield Dental Care recommends that children between 6-14 get sealants because of the higher risk of tooth decay that they face. However, sealants can be just as effective in preventative dental care for adults of all ages.