Your molars are where you do most of your chewing. They come naturally with ridges and valleys that are susceptible to hiding sugars or bacteria leading to decay. Dental sealants combat this issue by filling in those ridges and valleys with resin coatings that protect your molars.
Children commonly get dental sealants on their permanent molars to protect their teeth through their oral development. However, adults can also benefit from sealants in certain circumstances.
The sealant acts as a barrier for your teeth and protects the natural enamel from plaque, tarter, or acids. To learn more about dental sealants and if they are right for you or your children, contact Redwood Dental today.