Dental sealants are a thin, protective coating placed into the deep bits and grooves in the chewing surfaces of a patient’s back teeth. These areas of the mouth are difficult to clean, and often become easy targets for the development of early cavities and decay. Sealing these surfaces creates shallower areas that are easily brushed and cleaned each day.
Applying sealants takes only a few minutes per tooth, with no pain experienced. Each tooth is cleaned, rinsed, dried, and kept isolated while the sealant is applied to the tooth. A curing light then causes the material to harden. That’s all it takes to protect the back surfaces of your teeth! A sealant can last for several years, but should be checked during preventive care visits to see if touch-ups are needed.
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