Dental sealants are thin, plastic films painted on the chewing surfaces of the back teeth. They are highly effective in the prevention of tooth decay. Dental sealants are effective on the back teeth as the back teeth contain hard to reach pits and grooves that seem to harbor food and plaque. Sealants are especially beneficial for children because of their newly erupted permanent teeth which are most susceptible to cavities. However, patients of all ages benefit from sealants.
Mouthguards are made from flexible plastic and custom fit to your mouth. They provide protection during all recreational and athletic activities where there is contact or potential contact with another person or athletic equipment. They are instrumental in protecting your teeth from serious injury.