Dental sealants are categorized under preventative care, mainly on newly erupted teeth in the back. They are thin resin base flowable paste that covers the chewing surface of newly erupted back teeth.
Studies have shown that majority of early teen cavities happen on chewing surface of the back teeth because of narrow pits and grooves on newly erupted teeth. Bacteria and food can easily get trapped in those pits and fissures and increase the chance of getting cavities.
The flowable resin fills and bonds to the grooves of the back teeth and works as a protective shield over the outer surface of the tooth called enamel.
At Angelenosmile we believe in prevention as much as treatments, that’s why we recommend sealants on newly erupted teeth mainly kids and teenagers as well as for adults with more groovy natural tooth structure.
Although sealants are mainly recommended for newly erupted permanent molars and pre molars, they can be beneficiary for primary teeth with more groovy structure.
As Kids need healthy teeth to be able to chew food properly. Primary teeth play an important role of keeping the space for adult teeth.