The American Dental Association recommends that all children have sealants applied to their permanent molars.
|When a child’s first permanent molars erupt, usually at age 6, consider protecting them with dental sealants. A sealant is a thin plastic coating applied by your dentist to the chewing surfaces of the back teeth. By filling in the teeth’s grooves, sealants create a barrier against food and bacteria that cause decay. They are nearly 100 percent effective in preventing decay in back teeth.
· The Sealants Are Easy And Painless To Apply
· Require No Drilling Or Anesthesia
· They Are Relatively Inexpensive
· They Are Often Covered By Most Dental Insurance Plans