Dental sealants are coatings applied to the teeth to prevent tooth decay and are most often applied to the back molars where tooth decay is more common. Dental sealants create a smooth surface on the biting surface of the tooth, which makes it easier to clean and blocks bacteria and food debris from building up. Dr. Zanger, Dr. Wathen, and Dr. Taylor recommend that children receive dental sealants as soon as possible to help avoid tooth decay. This treatment can happen in just one short, painless visit to First Care Dental. We welcome you to contact us at 502-893-5677 to learn more about dental sealants in Louisville, Kentucky, and to schedule your appointment with our dentists.