The chewing surface of our back teeth (molars) is naturally created with small pits and grooves. During your regular teeth brushing, the toothbrush can’t always reach into this rough and uneven surface to brush away the food and germs that get trapped in the pits. Accordingly, to maintain a healthy tooth that is safe from future decay, dental sealants are used to seal those pits and grooves and make that surface nice and even. Sealants are basically thin plastic coatings that seal the surface of the molars to protect them and keep them decay-free for as long as possible. At Bayview Village Dental Associates, we’ll recommend the preventive measures that we see necessary for your case, with the hopes of providing you with a lifelong healthy smile and saving you from unnecessary future dental treatments.