The pits and grooves of the teeth are prime areas for opportunistic decay. Even regular brushing sometimes misses some of these intricate structures on the chewing surfaces of your teeth.
Sealants are thin coatings applied to the biting surfaces of your child's permanent molars and sometimes premolars that help prevent bacteria and other debris from getting into the deep crevices on the teeth.
Young children are great candidates for preventative measures like sealants because in many cases, decay has not set in. Children’s teeth tend to benefit more from sealants because these pits and groves tend to be deeper and less calcified then they are in adults.
If you have any more questions about sealants, or would like to schedule an appointment, please don't hesitate to call Dr. Jennifer Sokolosky, DMD today!