A dental sealant prevents tooth decay by covering the pits and grooves of chewing surfaces and sealing out decay-causing food and germs. Dental sealants are most beneficial when placed on permanent molars as soon as the teeth come in. They are painted on as a liquid and quickly harden to form a shield over the tooth, lasting up to 10 years. Please call Richard Barton DDS at 702-456-1147 for more information about how this service can help maintain your dental health. We encourage you to schedule an appointment with our dentist, Dr. Richard Barton, if you are interested in receiving dental sealants in Henderson, Nevada.