Sealants are used to prevent dental decay in the deep groves of the back teeth. Sealants are a thin covering that fill the grooves to keep out plaque and food. Since, the covering is only over the biting surface of the tooth, areas on the side and between teeth cannot be coated with sealant. Brushing, flossing, using a fluoride rinse and making good nutrition choices are still very important in preventing decay in areas not covered by the sealant.
The first teeth to erupt in your baby’s mouth will usually appear between 6-10 months. These are the front teeth on the bottom arch.
New teeth will usually erupt every 4 months after that.
The last baby teeth to erupt will be the upper second molars at age 25-33 months.
Be sure to make an appointment with your pediatric dentist when the first tooth erupts.