Fissure sealants are white coatings applied to the surfaces of a child’s teeth to prevent tooth decay. They work by preventing food and plaque from resting in the grooves and crevices of molars – areas especially susceptible to cavities.
Did you know…Sealants should be applied to a child’s teeth immediately after any tooth with deep grooves erupts to reduce the risk of early decay. Depending on a child’s oral development and risk factors for tooth decay, fissure sealants may be applied to the teeth as young as age 6. It is at this time that the first molars typically appear.