Dental Sealants

Starting around ages 6 to 7 and extending into the middle teen years, the biting surfaces of the molars can develop decay at alarming rates. Dental sealants help protect against development of this kind of decay. Dental sealants are clear or white coatings that are applied into the deep grooves and crevices on the surface of a child’s molars. The process is quick and painless: the tooth is cleaned and the sealant is placed and immediately hardened to create a seal or barrier between the vulnerable areas of tooth and bacteria.