To protect the back teeth against tooth decay, Dr. Pema often places dental sealants on these teeth. By sealing the pits and grooves of the back teeth, sealants block out decay as well as create a smooth surface that is easy to keep clean through daily brushing and flossing. Our dentist and team recommend having sealants placed on the decay-prone back teeth as soon as they erupt, which usually occurs between the ages of six and twelve. We invite you to learn more about dental sealants in Toluca Lake, California, and the benefits of preventive dentistry by contacting Toluca Dental Care soon.