Dental sealants are coatings placed on teeth to protect them from tooth decay. Most often placed on the back permanent molars, dental sealants work by creating a smooth surface on the tooth, making them easier to clean and blocking the bacteria and food particles that cause decay. At the dental office of Robert L. Hamblin, DDS, we recommend that dental sealants be placed on the back permanent molars as soon as they come in, which is usually between the ages of six and twelve. Your experienced dentist, Dr. Hamblin, may also recommend dental sealants to adult patients whose teeth are especially prone to tooth decay. To further discover the benefits of dental sealants and to learn more about preventive dentistry, we invite you to call our dental office in Provo, Utah today. We are eager to care for you and your family!