A dental sealant is a protective coating placed on the back most teeth that contain developmental grooves and fissures. The sealant material fills in those grooves, making the biting surface flat instead of fissured. After receiving sealants, these teeth are more easily cleansable and less likely to decay, as food is no longer able to get stuck in the grooves. Sealants are so effective in preventing decay that most insurances Kids First Pediatric Dentistry is in network with cover them 100% every three years! A recent study published in the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry’s Journal showed that sealants on permanent molar teeth reduced the risk of cavities by 80%!