Dental sealants are a great way to prevent decay when teeth have deep grooves or fissures where bacteria might settle and cause future cavities. A flowable tooth colored material is placed in the deep grooves of the tooth and cured. Sealants are durable and can last well into adulthood.
Sealants are great for kids when their permanent molars are fully erupted to help them with cavity prevention.
Although sealants are often placed in children's mouths they can be helpful for adults as well in cavity prevention.