Sealants are thin, tooth-colored or clear plastic materials that our dentist will place over the back teeth to protect them from decay. These teeth are more prone to decay because they have deep pits and grooves that are difficult to keep clean, even with daily flossing and brushing. By placing sealants over these teeth, our dentist creates a smooth surface that is much easier to keep free from decay. Sealants should be placed as soon as the back teeth erupt, which usually occurs between the ages of six and twelve. We invite you and your children to visit the office of Dr. Esperanza A. Rodriguez today to learn more about dental sealants in Bronx, New York.