Sealants are used mainly on kids and adolescents to prevent the development of cavities. We seal the grooves of back molars, making them easier to keep clean, and harder to develop cavities. It is a great preventative option for kids and adolescents.
Parents should keep sticky sugary foods at a minimum for kids. These types of food tend to stick to the teeth and make it very hard to clean. Since the grooves of teeth are sealed with sealants it makes it easier to keep clean when kids eat these foods. Otherwise sticky foots stick to the grooves of teeth, and if not removed completely can cause tooth decay.
Kids should brush twice a day with parental supervision until they are able to do on their own, and should floss daily. Good habits start early.