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Dental Sealants

Dental Sealants

Dental sealants are clear or white coatings applied to the grooved surfaces of teeth to prevent the development of tooth decay. They work by preventing food and plaque from resting in the grooves and crevices – an area especially susceptible to cavities.

Did you know…

that sealants can last as long as 5 to 10 years?  Depending on oral development and risk factors for tooth decay, sealants may be applied to the teeth as young as age 6. It is at this time that the first molars typically appear. Additionally, they offer an increased protection for those teeth with grooves against bacterial accumulation and dental decay at any age.