After Dental Sealants

A dental sealant is a white or clear liquid (much like a nail polish) that is placed on top of your child’s adult molars. The sealant fills up the grooves and pits on top of the molars so that food particles cannot be trapped and begin to decay, making cavities.

  • The sealants are as hard as they are going to be when your child leaves the dental office.
  • No special care is needed to maintain these sealants but certainly sticky candy and gum can pull them out.
  • During each dental check up, these sealants are checked over and replaced with parental permission.
  • Sealants ARE better than fillings.