Brushing and flossing may be difficult for you when you are trying to reach your back teeth. Although it’s a trouble spot for most people, molars are home to leftover food and many cavities. Sealants protect against tooth decay, cavities and other bacteria in your teeth. Dr. Robert Levens of Levens Family Dentistry explains why sealants can protect your teeth from cavities and bacteria. Sealants act as a protective shield for the enamel of each tooth. Studies have shown that 80% of decay is reduced in the molar region of the mouth with sealants. How do sealants work exactly? Think of sealants as a snow jacket for your teeth. It protects against bacteria that would cause cavities. Now, there is no substitute from brushing and flossing daily, however, sealants are highly recommended for adults and children who cannot reach to their molars. If you have any questions about sealants or if you would like to learn more about dental and oral care, please give us a call. To learn about services we provide at our practice, visit www.cosmiledoc.com for more information. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Robert Levens from Levens Family Dentistry in Colorado Springs, CO, call 719-574-1705.