Sealants help prevent tooth decay. Decay often begins on the chewing surface of your back teeth. The surface of your molars have pits and fissures that can trap plaque and food. These areas are hard to keep clean because the toothbrush bristles cannot reach into them.
It only takes a short time to place sealants:
Your tooth is cleaned and the chewing surfaces are prepared to help the sealant materials stick to your tooth.
Then, the sealant is painted onto the chewing surfaces where it bonds to your tooth and a blue light is used to help harden the sealant material.
*Sealants are usually clear or white and can't be seen when you smile or talk.*