Preventing fillings (and drilling!) sometimes takes a little more than regular dental hygiene. To give your children extra protection, consider a dental sealant.
Dental sealants are thin plastic coatings that can be applied to the chewing surface of teeth. They are most often applied to the permanent back teeth, such as the molars and premolars, to help prevent decay. These teeth are most susceptible because their surface has grooves where food particles and plaque can accumulate. Plaque buildup on these teeth can attack the enamel, causing cavities. Dental sealants can seal out plaque and food from the nooks and crannies of back teeth.