The Basics of Dental Sealants

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Dental sealants are thin plastic coatings that dentists use to protect teeth from decay. Teeth have small cracks and grooves that are difficult to reach with a toothbrush. To stop food from remaining in these areas and becoming plaque, dentists use sealants to cover the tooth’s surface. Usually sealants are used to prevent tooth decay in children, but adults and young adults can have healthy teeth sealed as well.

Sealants are typically good for three to five years, but they are only effective when they are still intact. Call your dentist to have your teeth resealed if you think a sealant has come off or loosened. While in place, sealants are a safe and effective way to protect teeth from decay and prevent cavities.

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