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Fun Facts About Dental Sealants

Dental Sealants Help Prevent Decay

Q and A about the benefits of dental sealants.
What are dental sealants?

What are dental sealants?

A sealant is a thin plastic coating applied on the chewing surface of the molars and premolars along with any deep grooves on the teeth. Over 75% of dental decay begins in these deep grooves. Teeth with these conditions are difficult to clean and susceptible to decay. A sealant can protect the tooth by sealing the deep grooves and creating a smooth and an easy surface to clean.

Sealants have the ability to protect the teeth from decay for a number of years but need to be checked for wear and chips with regular dental visits.

Sealants are placed in the chewing area of the molars and the premolars along with the pits and cracks in the teeth. Around 75% or more of the tooth decay begins in the deep-seated canals. These are difficult to brush and therefore, vulnerable to decay. Sealants can guard the tooth by closing the grooves on the teeth. Sealants can last a long time and can prevent decay with proper care. If you have sealants on your teeth, dentists can check them each time you schedule an appointment for regular cleanings.

Reasons Why Sealants Are Necessary

Reasons Why Sealants Are Necessary

  • Children And Teenagers — the moment the six-year molars begin to develop during the age of six and up to the age of 16 when children and teenagers are really susceptible to cavities.
  • For adults — tooth exteriors without decay which have deep grooves or canals.
  • For baby teeth — this is rarely performed unless the teeth have deep grooves and depressions, and the child is likely to have cavities.

How do dental sealants work?

How do dental sealants work?

Sealants are simply placed by the dentist or the hygienist, and the process does not take long because it only consumes a few minutes for every tooth.

The teeth to be sealed are carefully cleaned and enclosed with cotton to maintain dryness of the area. A mixture of liquids that is unique is applied over the enamel exterior to make the sealant attached strongly to the tooth. The teeth are then washed and dried. The sealant substance is cautiously coated directly on the enamel surface to envelop the deep depressions of the teeth. Moreover, the sealant will solidify right away depending on the type of sealant utilized.

Appropriate home care steps, a healthy habit and constant dental checkups will definitely help in preserving your new dental sealants.

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