Protecting you from tooth decay.Molars and premolars are shaped with grooves that collect food and bacteria that form into a film called plaque that can cause tooth decay. To prevent this from happening, we first give your teeth a complete cleaning and drying. Then a special bonding solution is applied to roughen the tooth surface slightly, and then the tooth sealant is applied. A harmless, high intensity light then hardens the tooth sealant. The result is a protective shield that works against plaque forming and reducing tooth decay. How soon should tooth sealants be applied? As your new teeth erupt, we recommend your teeth be sealed as soon as possible. Stop in or call us today at (630) 355-0100 to learn more about protective teeth sealants.