Dental sealants are a quick and easy way to prevent tooth decay. These thin, plastic coatings protect your back teeth, generally the first and second molars, which have deep depressions and grooves that make proper cleaning difficult.
Sealants are generally used to protect the back teeth of children and teenagers during their cavity-prone years. However, adults without decay or restorations on their back teeth can also benefit from sealants. Dental sealants can last for up to 10 years with proper care. To apply sealants:
- The tooth is cleaned and dried
- A gentle solution prepares the tooth for the sealant
- The sealant is painted on and hardened with a light
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