Some types of teeth need a little more care and attention than others. Some people, for example, have deep grooves and fissures in their molars. These grooves collect plaque and keep it there. And since the bacteria found in dental plaque causes tooth decay, the longer plaque remains on a tooth’s surface the more likely it will be able to form a cavity. By bonding sealants of plastic resin into the grooves, we make the surface of your tooth smoother and so much easier to clean. This is an especially important procedure for children who tend not to brush well enough or have history of dental cavities.