Cavities most often form in the grooves of your back teeth where a toothbrush may not clean as well and food particles can settle in for hours or even days. Dental sealants seal these grooves and are an easy and effective way to avoid cavities. There is no drilling and no numbing involved with this procedure!
During this procedure, a thin, plastic coating is painted on the chewing surfaces of the teeth. The sealant quickly bonds into the depressions and grooves to form a protective seal on the enamel of each tooth.