Pit and Fissure Sealants
A thin protective plastic coating is placed on the first and second permanent molars of children as soon as the teeth erupt which is generally between the ages of 6 and 12. Sealants aid to prevent plaque from finding its way into the deep crevices of the new molars thus causing cavities. Application of sealants is relatively quick and easy, and usually takes about 5 minutes per tooth. It does not require freezing or altering of the tooth and therefore can be applied by your dental hygienist.