At Windward Dental Care, we are dedicated to helping you prevent tooth decay and other dental problems. Sealants are a simple preventive dental treatment that can help to prevent tooth decay. A dental sealant is applied to the surface of the tooth, creating a smooth surface that is easier to keep clean and forms a barrier to protect the tooth from the bacteria and food particles that cause decay. Dental sealants are often recommended for the back permanent molars because they are a common site of tooth decay. While dental sealants are typically suggested for children, our dentist may also recommend sealants for adult patients whose teeth are especially prone to tooth decay. To learn more about dental sealants and preventive dentistry, we invite you to call our dental office in Alpharetta, Georgia soon!