Dental sealants are highly effective in preventing decay on the surfaces of your molars. Sealants are a placed in a simple procedure in which a tooth-colored acrylic “coating” is painted onto the surface of the tooth. This effectively “seals” the deep grooves, acting as a barrier, and protecting enamel from plaque and acids. Dental sealants in Haledon and Caldwell, New Jersey, take only a few minutes to apply to your teeth. They also hold up well under the force of normal chewing, and can last several years before a reapplication is needed. Children and adults can benefit from sealants in the fight against tooth decay.