Sealants

 

 

SEALANTS

   

1. Chewing surface of a molar before sealnt is applied.

 

2. The tooth is etched with a mild solution to help the sealant adhere.

 

3. Chewing surface of a molar protected by a shaded sealant.

Sealants are thin, plastic coating painted on the chewing surfaces of teeth – usually the back teeth (the premolars, and molars) – to prevent tooth decay. The painted on liquid sealant quickly bonds into the depressions and grooves of the teeth forming a protective shield over the enamel of each tooth….

Although thorough brushing and flossing can remove food particles and plaque from smooth surfaces of teeth, they cannot always get into all the nooks and crannies of the back teeth to remove the food and plaque. Sealants protect these vulnerable areas from tooth decay by “sealing out” plaque and food.

 
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