Dental sealants are thin, clear coatings that are applied to the surface of a tooth to help protect it from decay. A dental sealant is applied to certain surfaces of a tooth to prevent germs and debris from getting trapped in the grooves of the tooth. The application of dental sealants is a very short and simple process.
When paired with proper professional and at-home dental care, sealants can be a very effective way to prevent decay. Sealants are very discrete and are usually undetectable. Dental sealants are ideal for children or adults that have teeth without fillings or decay.