Dental sealants are very effective in preventing decay on the biting surfaces of your back teeth, or your chewing teeth.
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Dental Sealants are placed on your teeth through a simple procedure in which a tooth-colored acrylic “coating” is painted on the surface of the tooth. The coating “seals” the deep grooves, and acts as a barrier to protect enamel from plaque and acids.
Brushing and flossing often can’t reach the depressions and grooves of your teeth that collect food particles and form plaque. The sealant helps protect the tooth where brushing and flossing can’t reach.
The process is simple. The sealants are easy to apply, and take only a few minutes to seal each tooth. They hold up well under the force of normal chewing and can last several years before they need to be reapplied. Both children and adults can benefit from sealants to protect against tooth decay.