At our Huntsville, AL dental practice, one of our goals is to protect your teeth from tooth decay. To help accomplish this goal, we recommend having dental sealants placed on the back molars when those teeth erupt. A sealant is a tooth-colored or clear plastic material that we apply to the chewing surfaces, where tooth decay most often occurs. Sealants provide a barrier between the teeth and the food and germs that cause decay. If you are interested in learning more about the preventive measures we take to protect your teeth, please give our office a call today.