At The Dental Office At Melrose Park, we are dedicated to helping you maintain good oral health. Dental sealants are an effective dental treatment that can prevent tooth decay. Dental sealants are a coating applied to the teeth that protects them from bacteria and food particles that cause decay. Sealants are most often applied to the back permanent molars, as the grooves and pits on these teeth make them prone to tooth decay. Dental sealants work by creating a smooth surface on the tooth, which is easier to clean and blocks bacteria and food debris. Dr. Ted Dimoulis and Dr. Katerine Dimoulis recommend dental sealants to be placed as soon as the back permanent molars come in. Our dentists may also recommend dental sealants to adult patients whose teeth are especially prone to decay. We invite you to contact our dental office today to learn more about dental sealants, preventive dentistry, and pediatric dentistry. We look forward to caring for you and your family.