Preventative (Sealants)

Fortunately, the discoloration on the first molar is deep pitted stain and non-carious. All stains were removed prior to placement of sealants to make certain that nothing is inadvertently left behind. In a 15 year study, sealants have been shown to decrease the development of cavity in posterior teeth by seven-fold compared to those of unsealed teeth. It is by far the most affective way to protect posterior teeth from developing cavity.