For children who have very deep pits or fissures in their molars, cleaning them properly can be very difficult because the tooth is harder to reach with the toothbrush. If a sealant is applied to the tooth, the molar is protected by decay that would inevitably happen over time of not being properly cleaned. A sealant is much more affordable than a filling and keeps the permanent tooth healthy.
As we all have heard, “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure;” this saying is especially true when it comes to proper dental care. Sealants are a great preventive treatment for children. A sealant is a thin film of liquid that is applied, and then sealed to a child’s six-year molars.