We recommend placing sealants on children’s teeth. 

A sealant is a plastic coating painted on the biting surface of your back teeth. This plastic coating creates a barrier on your teeth and seals out the decay-causing bacteria that live in plaque.Sealant placement is quick, simple and painless.

Sealants are effective in preventing cavities in children with newly formed permanent teeth. Children should have their molars evaluated for sealants soon after they erupt. For most children, this occurs approximately at ages 6 and 12.