Dental sealants are an effective way to protect a child’s molars. A sealant is a specialized dental plastic that is painted onto the chewing surfaces of the molars, to ward against the development of decay. The molars are the teeth that develop decay most easily, as the chewing surfaces can collect tiny particles of food, off which certain bacteria feed. These bacteria produce an acid that eats away at tooth enamel, leading to tooth decay.
At Hillock Family Dentistry, we focus on preventative care. The application of a dental sealant can keep your child’s teeth healthy and strong, protected against decay for many years.