A sealant is a tooth-colored material that is applied to the chewing surfaces of the back teeth. This is where decay most often occurs. A sealant prevents tooth decay by covering the pits and grooves of chewing surfaces and sealing out the bacteria that causes tooth decay. Our dentist finds that sealants are most beneficial when they are placed on the permanent molars, the back teeth, as soon as they erupt. To find out whether your smile can benefit from dental sealants in Bloomington, Minnesota, we welcome you to contact us today at Amber Leaf Family Dental and schedule your next visit with Dr. Frank Russomanno, Jr..