Dental sealants are used as a preventative measure. They can prevent the formation of tooth decay or cavities in the natural fissures of your premolars and permanent molars. However, they do not replace brushing your teeth, flossing, eating well and visiting your dentist.
This treatment does not require local anaesthesia, so no needles are involved. It is also very quick, requiring only a few minutes per tooth.
Are dental sealants just for kids?
Some parents consider dental sealants for their kids to prevent or at least delay the infamous drill. However adults can benefit from dental sealants as well.