Dr. Michael C. Hattaway
Family Dentistry

1317 Central Drive
Sanford, NC 27330

PO Box 2517
Sanford, NC 27331

Phone: (919) 775-2522
Fax: (919) 774-5639
lisa_hattaway@windstream.net frontdesk_hattaway@windstream.net



Protecting Teeth With Sealants

A sealant is a plastic material that is applied to the chewing surfaces of the back teeth - premolars and molars.  It forms a barrier that protects teeth from plaque and acid attacks to help prevent decay.  It takes only a few minutes to seal each tooth.   Sealants hold up well under the force of normal chewing and usually last several years before a reapplication is needed.  During your regular dental visits, the condition of the sealant is checked and reapplications are done when necessary.