Our caring dentist, Dr. Teets, would rather prevent tooth decay than restore decayed teeth. To prevent tooth decay and help you maintain optimal oral health, we provide sealants at our Biloxi dental office. A dental sealant is a resin coating that is applied to the surface of a tooth to protect it from tooth decay. Sealants work by created a smooth surface on the tooth, which is easier to clean and blocks the bacteria and food particles that can cause decay. Dental sealants are most often applied to the back permanent molars because they are a common site of tooth decay. While dental sealants are typically applied to children’s teeth, our dentist may also recommend sealants for adult patients whose teeth are especially prone to decay. We invite you to learn more about dental sealants and preventive dentistry by calling or visiting us at Biloxi Family Dental Care. We are committed to helping you maintain optimal oral health!