Sealants for Children

The grooves (pits and fissures) that are present on the chewing surfaces of teeth are prone to developing cavities. As a preventative measure, a material can be applied to these pits and fissures in order to seal them and create a surface that is easier to clean. Sealants are applied to adult teeth (particularly molars) and help reduce the risk of cavities. The first permanent molars usually erupt at the age of six.