What it is.  Sealants are a protective material added to the grooves of the teeth.

Why we do it.  Chewing surfaces of the back teeth can be very difficult for children to keep clean. And they are most prone to cavities.

What to expect.  Sealant material is applied to the back teeth, molar and premolars.  It is a painless, simple procedure that is can be best explained as painting on a Superman or Wonderwoman shield.  Sealants can last for several years but should be checked during regular preventive care visits.