Dental sealants are a simple dental treatment that can aid in preventing tooth decay and cavities. Dental sealants are a thin coating applied to the teeth to protect them from decay. Most often applied to the back molars, dental sealants work by creating a smooth surface on the tooth that is easier to keep clean and protects the tooth from the bacteria and food particles that cause decay. Your experienced Las Vegas, Nevada dentist, Dr. Crowley, recommends that children have dental sealants applied to their back molars as soon as they come in, which is usually between the ages of six and twelve. Dr. Crowley may also recommend dental sealants for adults who are prone to tooth decay. To learn more about dental sealants and preventive dentistry, we welcome you to call Dr. Bruce Crowley’s office today. We look forward to caring for you and your family!