Are sealants worthwhile?
Childhood is the best time to invest in dental sealants. Sealants are a plastic, protective material that is painted onto the chewing surface of the molars, which are particularly vulnerable to decay. It’s important to apply sealants as soon as possible, so the teeth can benefit from their protection against decay for as long as possible. This applies to both the premolars (the baby teeth) and the molars. Applying sealants to the adult teeth will help protect their surfaces for the remainder of your child’s life.