Sealants help to prevent caries (decay) in the pits and grooves of posterior (back) teeth. They do not prevent decay on all surfaces of the tooth. Proper brushing and flossing is still necessary, or decay can develop.
We use sealant material which bonds chemically and micromechanically to tooth structure. It also releases small amounts of fluoride which increases enamels resistance to bacteria and has antibacterial properties.
In order to help keep your child’s mouth open and reduce risk of accidental injury due to sudden mouth closure, our office uses a mouth-prop. This device is used to provide a comfortable method for the child to rest his/her mouth in an open position.