Some types of teeth need a little more care and attention than others. Some people, for example, have grooves and fissures in their molars. These grooves collect plaque and keep it there. Since the bacteria found in dental plaque cause decay, the longer the plaque remains on a tooth's surface the more likely it will be able to form a cavity. By bonding sealants of plastic resin into the grooves, we make the surface of your tooth smoother and so much easier to clean. This is especially important for children who may not brush well enough or who have a history of dental cavities.