The American Dental Association states that a dental sealant is a tool that helps to prevent the formation of dental cavities. It does this by acting as a barrier of some sort. Dental sealant has a plastic nature. It covers the chewing surface of your tooth. Dentists at Miami apply the dental sealant for adults and children to the molars and premolars. Both surfaces are most prone to decay.
No matter your brushing skills or the number of times that you brush, the bristles of your toothbrush cannot reach all the depressions and grooves on the chewing surfaces of your teeth. Most of these hidden spots are primed for food particles and plaques. Dental sealants prevents decay in these vulnerable parts of your teeth.