Dental Sealants

Nov 5 • 1 minute read

Dental Sealants

What are they?
Dental sealants are made of thin plastic. They are applied directly on the chewing surfaces of back teeth.

-takes very little time
-your dentist will roughen the surface of the tooth
- apply the sealant
-the sealant bonds with the tooth to protect the tooth against decay-causing bacteria
-the sealant adheres to the pits and grooves in teeth

Who can benefit from sealants?
-children and young adults can benefit from the extra protection against decay
-adults also can benefit from sealants especially if they have worn or sensitive teeth or dry mouth which can contribute to tooth decay

Speak to your dentist if you are interested in sealants for you or your child

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