We can help prevent this by placing a flowable composite material known as a sealant onto the biting surface of teeth to protect them from getting a cavity.
The most common dental problem is decay. Commonly, our teeth form grooves and pits during development and these shapes promote plaque retention. If the plaque is not removed adequately, the tooth will start to decay in that area.Sealants are a great preventative measure to help avoid cavities that can last for years. Sealants are a thin coating which fill in the deep crevasses on the chewing surfaces of molars to seal out food particles which can cause cavities.
It has been shown that the earliest possible placement of sealants on teeth decreases the chances of cavities; significantly on almost all children’s molars, and some adult’s teeth.