Dental sealants are used to prevent tooth decay; they are most often applied to the back molars and other teeth with pits and grooves that make them more susceptible to tooth decay. A dental sealant creates a barrier on the surface of the tooth to protect it from decay. Dental sealants form a smooth surface on the tooth, which is easier to keep clean and protects the tooth from the bacteria and food particles that cause decay. At Gaslight Village Family Dentistry, we recommend that children have dental sealants applied to their back molars as soon as they come in, which is usually between the ages of six and twelve. Our experienced dentist, Dr. Ostrowski, may also recommend dental sealants for adults whose teeth are especially prone to decay. Your dental sealants can be applied in just one simple visit to our dental office in Grand Rapids, Michigan. We welcome you to contact our dental office today to discover the benefits of dental sealants and to learn more about preventive dentistry. Our friendly dental team is eager to care for you and your family!