Sealants are a great way to protect against tooth decay and cavities on your back teeth (molars). A sealant is a clear or tinted protective coating that is painted onto the chewing surfaces of the back molars to fill in the anatomy that tends to harbor bacteria that leads to decay. Molars have grooves and crevices, also called pits and fissures, where food can get stuck and a toothbrush sometimes cannot reach.
Sealants help prevent decay by covering the crevices to prevent food from getting in them. Since we use our molars to do most of our chewing, it may not be surprising to know that most cavities that are found in the mouth, are here! Call our office to schedule an appointment for a consultation today!
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