It’s hard to remove plaque and food that gets captured in the deep grooves of a tooth’s chewing surface, no matter how much you brush or floss. That’s why dentists use sealants to fill these grooves so that cavities cannot form.
Sealants — which are made from a plastic material — are used on your molars’ chewing surface, which guards the grooves from the acids and plaques that often get caught and cause cavities. The process to paint on a special material that sticks to the tooth is done quickly, and they’re very effective.
At our Marlboro, New Jersey, office, we recommend sealants for both adults and children to help prevent cavities.