Do dental sealants really work?
Absolutely! If your child has a sweet tooth and he would rather drink juice than water; doesn’t turn down candy, and is a big chocolate fan, any possible preventive treatment that can be done, will help keep his smile beautiful. Dental sealants keep tooth decay at bay, especially in those molars where the pits and fissures typically trap food and foster bacterial growth.
Not all children need dental sealants, either because their teeth are naturally not prone to decay or they have exceptional oral hygiene habits. For those who do require sealants, they may mean the difference between a lifetime of healthy teeth and the pain and health risks of chronic decay.