Your teeth contain different types of grooves and ridges especially on the chewing surface of your molars and premolars. Due to these ridges and grooves it gives germs and food particles a place to hide and create cavities. One way to prevent these cavities is to receive dental sealants
. Sealants are made to closely resemble the look of your real teeth and simply blend in. They're usually not noticeable when you smile or talk, and are ideal children who are in their most cavity-prone years, from age 6 to 14. Dr. Lechner may recommend sealants for adults as well, to protect molars that are free from decay or fillings.
Since tooth decay and the drilling required for a filling can weaken the structure of your tooth, sealants are a great preventative measure, and they last for up to 10 years.
While they will help protect those hard to brush areas, they don't replace the need for good oral hygiene, however. Dr. Lechner recommends brushing daily with fluoride toothpaste and using mouthwash, as well as regular cleaning visits at our Delaware, OH office