Do I really need sealants?

One of the most common questions our assistants and hygienists are asked by patients is “do I really need those sealants?” We asked one of our assistants to help you understand why we recommend sealants. Dental sealants are a clear and protective coating material applied to the depressions and grooves of chewing surfaces to protect teeth from decay. Sealants are most often recommended for children and teenagers at the time premolars and molars begin erupting, but can also be recommended for adults. The back teeth (molars) have numerous pits and grooves which are difficult to cleanse of food particles and bacterial Read More →