Are thin coatings that when painted on the chewing surfaces of the back teeth (molars) can prevent cavities (tooth decay) for many years. Sealants protect the chewing surfaces from cavities by covering them with a protective shield that blocks out germs and food. Once applied, sealants protect against 80% of cavities for 2 years and continue to protect against 50% of cavities for up to 4 years.Children aged 6 to 11 years without sealants have almost three times more first molar cavities than children with sealants.Depending on state law and regulations, sealants can be applied by a dentist, dental hygienist, or other qualified dental professional. This can be done in dental offices or using portable dental equipment in community settings like a school.www.emeralddental.inEmeraldDental #Dentalsealants Previous Post EMERALD DENTAL Art. Excellence. Dentistry www.emeralddental.in Next Post Did you know that there are some bad drinks for your teeth?