While establishing a good oral hygiene regimen, encouraging proper tooth brushing habits, and avoiding sweets (especially those that stick to the teeth) aid in the prevention of dental decay, children’s teeth may need an additional layer of protection in the form of a sealant. According to the American Dental Association, dental sealants significantly reduce the risk of cavities in molars offering additional protection to children in order to prevent tooth decay.
What is a Dental Sealant
Dental sealant is a thin, plastic coating painted on the chewing surfaces of teeth — usually the premolars and molars, to prevent tooth decay. Dental sealant application is painless and fast. It is very durable, lasting for several years and can be reapplied if necessary.