Your teeth contain a lot of cracks and crevices that even many adults find hard to adequately clean. For younger patients, failing to clean those hard-to-reach areas of the mouth, like the back molars, leads to the development of cavities and the need for dental fillings. Dental sealants offer parents a great way to help protect their kids’ teeth from the risk of decay and cavities. A transparent plastic coating, dental sealants “seal” away the back molars of your child’s teeth from food particles and bacteria that contribute to the effects of tooth decay. Dental sealants are easily applied in a single visit to our Canon City dentist office and are durable enough to last several years before a reapplication is needed.