Did you know that sealants can help to prevent tooth decay? Sealants are a preventive dental treatment that can help to protect your teeth from the bacteria and food particles that cause tooth decay. A dental sealant is a thin resin coating that is applied to the tooth surface. A sealant creates a smooth surface on the tooth, which blocks bacteria and food debris. The smooth surface is also easier to keep clean. Dental sealants are typically applied to the back permanent molars as soon as they come in, which is usually between the age of 6 and 12. Sealants can be applied in just one short, comfortable visit to our dental office in Shreveport, Louisiana. For more information on dental sealants and preventive dentistry, we invite you to contact us today.