Sealants comprise a thin plastic coating that is bonded to the chewing surface of your teeth (like a raincoat).
– Sealants are particularly useful for preventing decay in back molars as the uneven surface makes them more prone to food particles getting stuck, causing decay.
– Sealants can be very effective in children who may not have learned to brush their teeth thoroughly or carefully enough.
– Your dentist can advise if sealants are worth considering.
“Sealants have been shown to reduce the risk of decay by nearly 80% in molars.”
Read the full story here: https://www.mouthhealthy.org/en/az-topics/s/sealants