Dr. Cress strongly recommends the placement of dental sealants on all virgin teeth; an investment well worth the costs. Dental sealants are highly effective in preventing decay on the biting surfaces of your chewing teeth. Tooth sealants are a simple procedure in which a tooth-colored acrylic “coating” is painted onto the surface of the tooth. This effectively “seals” the deep grooves acting as a barrier, protecting enamel from plaque and acids.
Dental sealants protect the depressions and grooves of your teeth from food particles and plaque that brushing and flossing can’t reach.
Easy to apply, tooth sealants take only a few minutes to seal each tooth. Sealants hold up well under the force of normal chewing and can last several years before a reapplication is needed.
Children and adults can benefit from tooth sealants in the fight against tooth decay. A small cost today can prevent a large cost tomorrow.