Sealants– Sealants are thin layers of resin that are placed on the pits and fissures (grooves) of the molars to prevent decay in these surfaces.
Majority of the decay on back teeth start on the grooves, due to this being our chewing areas. Sealing these surfaces with tooth colored resin prevents the possibility of decay. Most children have sealants done on permanent molars in back at around age 6. Children get 6 year molars and then 12 year molars. Sealing these as soon as possible is a great preventative.