Sealants are a covering for your molars and premolars to protect your teeth from decay. These are the teeth that are most susceptible to decay because they are used in the chewing process. Because of the molar’s and premolar’s deep pits and rigid surface, it can be difficult to clean all food particles out.
We recommend sealants be placed on the teeth when they first come in, between 5-7 years old, for best protection. The material is essentially painted onto the molars, and acts as a protective shield from food, plaque and bacteria. Sealants typically last around 10 years and may be reapplied if necessary.