Dental sealants are ideal for application to children's teeth, particularly molars, soon after they have erupted and before they have a chance to decay. A child's first set of molars come in when he or she is around 6 years old and the second set appear around 12 years old.
The process is quick and easy and will be done right after a cleaning is completed. A special gel is placed on the chewing surface for a few seconds followed by the sealant itself. While talking your child, you won't be able to see the sealant.
While sealants can last as long as 5 to 10 years, they should be checked during regular dental appointments and can be reapplied if necessary.