Sealants

A sealant is a thin plastic film that Dr. Tinkle can paint on the chewing surfaces of your teeth to protect them from cavities. The process usually takes 15 to 20 minutes, depending on how many teeth you're wanting to protect. As long as the sealant lasts, bacteria and tiny bits of food can't penetrate the barrier and start cavities. Sealants last several years before they wear off.