Molars and Pre molars contain pits and fissures which are most vulnerable to tooth decay. Dental sealant is a plastic coating painted on pre molars and molars which forms as a smooth surface therby making it easy to clean. Dental sealant forms as a barrier to sugary and acidic foods and helps in prevention of tooth decay and cavities and hence is ideally suitable for children who are at greater risk.
Dental sealants last for more than 10 years and hence are a great option to prevent tooth decay. Ask about dental sealants during your next appointment!