Sealants are a painless and simple way to protect your child’s teeth.  Our back teeth, molars and premolars, often have deep pits and grooves that catch a lot of food and bacteria and can be difficult to keep clean. Sealants are thin, clear plastic coatings painted on the chewing surface of these teeth to create a tooth surface that is smoother to keep food particles and bacteria out of the grooves, preventing decay from occurring in these areas.