While brushing and flossing are key to strong, healthy teeth and gums, sometimes hard to reach nooks and crannies can get missed with even the most diligent efforts. To avoid cavities and decay from taking root in these hard to reach areas, sealants are often recommended during your child’s dental visit.

Sealants work by acting as barriers between bacteria and areas that are prone to get cavities like the chewing surfaces of back teeth and the deep pits and grooves of any teeth. They are a quick and easy way to prevent tooth decay in both primary and permanent teeth and are simply brushed on during any routine dental cleaning.