Dental Sealants

Dental sealants are an excellent tool to help prevent tooth decay in young children. Dental sealants are plastic coatings applied to the teeth, particularly molars which have significant crevices where bacteria can build up and result in cavities. The sealant fills in the crevices, building a wall to shield each tooth’s surface.

When the usage of sealants is combined with a dental health regimen that includes regular dental examinations and cleanings, fluoride, a nutritious diet, and good at-home oral hygiene, the number of cavities in children has been shown to be drastically decreased.