What are Dental Sealants?
Sealants are a thin protective coating painted on the chewing surfaces of a child’s teeth. Most commonly, the teeth appropriate for a dental sealant are the large teeth called molars that are at the back of the mouth. These teeth have peaks and valleys to make them good at breaking up food. These same peaks and valleys can create hiding places for bacteria that lead to cavities.
Why are Dental Sealants used?
A sealant will help to protect the tooth from bacteria getting into the deep fissures in a tooth and help prevent cavities. If you have any questions about dental sealants being used in pediatric dentistry please do not hesitate to call us.