What are sealants?
protect the surfaces of teeth with grooves and pits, especially the chewing
surfaces of back teeth where most cavities in children are found. Made of
clear or shaded plastic, sealants are applied to the teeth to help keep
surface of a molar before sealant is applied
surface of a molar protected by a shaded sealant
Which teeth should be sealed?
teeth most at risk of decay, and therefore most in need of sealants, are
the six-year and twelve-year molars. But any tooth with grooves or pits
may benefit from the protection of sealants.
a single toothbrush bristle is too large to reach inside the fissure (magnified)
is the treatment like?
of a sealant is quick and comfortable. It takes only one visit. Your pediatric
dentist conditions and dries the tooth, applies the sealant, then allows
it to harden.
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