Dental sealants act as a barrier on the teeth, protecting against decay-causing bacteria. Sealants are usually applied to the chewing surfaces of the back teeth (premolars and molars) where decay more often occurs.
One of the most common oral health problems is a dental cavity. Children’s teeth are especially susceptible to cavities due to their outer enamel being much thinner. When a child’s cavity is small, it can be treated with a dental filling. Once cavities have become larger more extensive treatments are required in order to save your child’s tooth. We recommend booking regular examinations to help avoid these problems when they are small and easily fixed.