Dentists apply a sealant to a patient’s teeth to prevent decay. Molars, premolars and other teeth that have deep grooves can trap food and invite cavities. Sealants are a preventative measure since these teeth with deep grooves are challenging to keep clean.
Children and teens are the most likely to get sealants. Once a child’s permanent back teeth come in, your dentist might recommend sealants to protect these teeth throughout the cavity-prone ages of 6-16 as children learn to clean their teeth properly.
Another reason for a sealant is if a child’s baby teeth have deep grooves in them. This leaves your child prone to cavities, even with the best oral hygiene habits.
Contact us to learn more about our sealant services for Old Tappan NJ residents, or schedule an appointment.