You can protect your teeth or your child’s teeth with dental sealants. At Winchester Dentistry, our dentists use sealants to protect tooth enamel from the sources of tooth decay. A sealant is a preventative dental treatment that is made of a clear or tooth-colored resin material, which is painted onto the chewing surface of the tooth. By blocking out the bacteria and food debris that lead to tooth decay, the sealant prevents decay and cavities. The dental sealant forms a smooth surface over the natural pits and grooves of the tooth surface, which also makes it easier to effectively clean your teeth with normal brushing.