Children are especially vulnerable to tooth decay, so getting dental sealants for them can make their early brushing habits easier and prevent cavities.
Dental sealants are defined as a preventive dental treatment where a resin material is placed in the pits and fissures or chewing surfaces of, primary or permanent molar & premolar teeth, at the back of the mouth.
These molar teeth are considered the most susceptible teeth to dental decay or cavities due to the anatomy of the chewing surfaces of these teeth, which, unfortunately, inhibits protection from saliva and fluoride and instead favours plaque accumulation.
Better Safe than Sorry
Once a cavity forms in a tooth it will require a dental restoration in order to repair the damage, which can be expensive. Prevention is better than Cure!