Sealants in Hyannis, MA

Sealants are placed to protect the teeth most prone to dental decay – the back molars. Dr. Wood will place the tooth-colored or clear sealant over the pits and grooves of the back molars to prevent decay before it affects them. Sealants work in two ways to protect your oral health:

  • Sealants will block out the plaque and food debris that cause decay and
  • Create a surface that is easier to keep healthy and clean through daily brushing and flossing

Dr. Wood typically recommends having dental sealants placed on the back teeth as soon as they come in, which is usually around the ages of six to twelve. Adults who are prone to tooth decay and cavities may also benefit from the placement of dental sealants. To learn more about sealants, preventive dentistry, and total body dentistry, we invite you to call or visit Wood Family Dental in Hyannis soon. We look forward to taking care of you!