Dental Sealants Leominster MA

Highly effective in preventing decay on the biting surfaces of your chewing teeth, dental sealants are a simple procedure in which a tooth-colored acrylic “coating” is painted onto the surface of the tooth. This effectively “seals” the deep grooves, acting as a barrier and protecting enamel from plaque and acids.

Sealants protect the depressions and grooves of your teeth from food particles and plaque that brushing and flossing can’t reach.

Easy to apply, sealants take only a few minutes to seal each tooth. Sealants hold up well under the force of normal chewing and can last several years before a reapplication is needed.

Children and adults can benefit from sealants in the fight against tooth decay.

dental sealant on tooth

Sealants (shown above) can prevent what’s happening in the following 

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This photo shows a cavity starting in one of the grooves on the surface of a permanent molar. Although it looks quite small, looks can be deceiving….

Tooth without dental sealant

Now that we’ve started to clean out the decay, you can see it more clearly…

Tooth decay

Underneath the hard enamel surface, the cavity has been quietly spreading.