My dentist has recommended sealants for me (an adult)? Why?
Sealants are not just for kids, they can be used on anyone. A sealant is a resin material that is bonded to the top surfaces of the molars and some premolars, filling in the grooves where food and plaque can become trapped. While they are easily placed with no discomfort, they are not permanent and do need to be replaced as needed. Sealants are great for protecting the biting surface areas from decay, especially if the grooves of the teeth are deep. So whether you are a child or an adult, sealants are a great benefit for your oral health.