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Dental Sealant

Sealants are plastic thin coatings painted on the chewing teeth surfaces. It is applied generally on the back teeth including the molars and the premolars. The sealant in liquid form, bonds quickly with grooves and depressions present on the tooth surface forming a protective coating over the enamel. They offer a painless and safe option to fight tooth decay. Moreover, these don’t dissolve due to saliva!

Need for Dental Sealants?

One cannot emphasize enough the need for using proper dental sealants in a professional setting. They block physical effects of the tooth decay from an early age by filling up grooves, a hotbed for bacterial growth. Teenagers and children are the best candidates when it comes to the use of sealants. However, even adults who do not have filling or decay in molars can also go for the procedure as a preventive care measure. Sealants on the permanent premolars and molars of children between the cavity prone ages of 6-14 can protect the teeth successfully.

Sealants are preventive coatings on the chewing surfaces of teeth to prevent decay. They keep germs at bay. These dental sealants will last for 10 years maximum and for 2-4 years in general. However, regular checkups are necessary to maintain them and deal with chips and wearing.