Despite brushing your child’s teeth regularly, why do they still develop cavities specially on their back teeth – molars and premolars.
This is mainly because of the anatomical structure of our back teeth. The tiny grooves or “fissures” on the back teeth are very hard to clean with a toothbrush. Often, the bristles just glide right over the teeth leaving food debris and bacteria on the surface which makes it vulnerable to cavities.
Dental sealants are clear white plastic coatings that are applied on the grooves and pits of the chewing (occlusal) surface of the teeth which makes the surface of the teeth smoother. This prevents food and debris from accumulating on the surface of the teeth. This is how dental sealants help prevent tooth decay.
Dental sealants are safe, simple, effective and an inexpensive way to protect your child from tooth decay for many years. Talk to your dentist today about dental sealants.