Dental Sealants



Although tooth decay has rapidly dropped over the past 30 years, in part due to the addition of flouride to water supplies as well as general improvements to public oral hygene, the teeth situated at the back of the mouth can still suffer tooth decay.

The problem stems from the purpose of the back teeth - to chew and bite food. This can create pits or grooves in the teeth that can be hard to clean using a normal toothbrush which is where decay can set in.

A tooth or dental sealant is used to seal up or add an extra protective layer to the thinnest part of the enamal situated in the middle of the tooth. This provides an excellent barrier to further wearing and decay.

Tooth sealants generally last upwards of 5 years making them excellent investments.