It can be very challenging to clean every nook and cranny of your teeth, even with optimal brushing and flossing. Molars can be especially challenging with the deep grooves on the surface of the tooth. We will often recommend “sealants” on these permanent molars once they are erupted.
Sealants are a thin, protective coating (made from dental materials) that adhere to the chewing surface of your back teeth. They can often keep cavities from forming and/ or stop early stages of decay before it becomes a full-blown cavity. They do not replace the need for brushing and flossing but instead, help prevent a cavity from forming.