Even just a quick glance at your molars will show you just how different they are from your other teeth. Those ridges on the chewing surfaces you see are called cusps. They do a great job of crushing and grinding your food, but they also do a great job of trapping the food particles, plaque and bacteria that can lead to cavities. To protect tooth enamel from harmful substances, our dentist, Dr. Gretchen Drees may suggest dental sealants in Ashland, Virginia. If you are interested in finding out how dental sealants can preserve your child’s smile, call Ashland Dental Arts at 804-798-7388 today to schedule an appointment.