At ABC Dental we believe in preventative care. The most effective form of defense against cavities on the top surface of the back teeth, the area most prone to decay, is the sealant. Sealants offer a physical barrier to help “seal out” the “sugar bugs” in kids under 18. It is a white protective coating that is painted into the “cracks” on the top of the back molars and premolars, and secured with a UV light.
Sealants are very effective in reducing tooth decayas and as long as they remain intact and with a good follow-up program, they will last for 15 years or longer. Sealants are a painless, effective, safe, and cost-effective treatment that is easy to apply and long lasting.