Dental Sealants: Dental sealants are a safe, painless and low-cost way to help protect your child's back teeth from decay.
Sealants have been used on children's teeth for over 20 years and consist of a thin plastic coating bonded to the chewing surface of the molars and premolars. This shield prevents food and bacteria from settling in to the grooves of the teeth and causing decay.
Sealants can be applied as soon as the first permanent molars (6-year molar) come in, and again around the ages of 11-14 to protect the second permanent molars.
They generally take only 30 minutes to apply and will last for years. Many dental insurance plans cover all or part of the cost. We will help obtain all the benefits your insurance will allow to make this important protection affordable.