Dental sealants are a simple, effective treatment that can prevent tooth decay. Sealants are most often applied to the back molars, as they are a common site of tooth decay. Dental sealants create a smooth surface on the tooth, which is easier to clean and helps to protect the tooth from food particles and bacteria that cause decay. At Daryl Cranon DDS General Dentistry, we recommend that children have sealants applied to their back molars as soon they come in (usually between the ages of six and twelve). Your Los Angeles, California dentist, Dr. Cranon, may also recommend dental sealants to adult patients whose teeth are especially prone to decay. Our dentist and dental team are committed to helping you prevent tooth decay and other dental problems. To learn more about dental sealants and preventive dentistry, we invite you to call our dental office today. Our friendly staff is ready to answer your questions and schedule your consultation!