The parent needs to assure the child that the dentist is trying to keep them from developing tooth decay by putting a painless and simple shield on their teeth. The dentist first cleans the teeth well and dries them. It is important to keep the teeth dry so the dentist may put cotton around each tooth. The dentist then applies an acid solution on the tops of the teeth to roughen the teeth and in turn, this process helps the sealant to bond to the teeth. The dentist then rinses and dries the teeth. In the last process, the dentist paints the sealant onto the enamel of the teeth. This sealant then bonds directly to the teeth and hardens in place.
The amazing process is that this one application can protect the teeth of children and adults up to 10-years. Another good thing is there are many insurance companies that cover the cost of sealants.