Today, there are ways to help protect your children’s or your own teeth from cavities that never existed. Dental sealants are one of them. Many people don’t know about dental sealants, so today we are going to answer some questions about them.
Q and A:
What are dental sealants?
Dental sealants are thin, plastic coatings that are painted onto the chewing surfaces of molars. They are a painless and easy treatment.
Why get dental sealants?
Dental sealants are an easy way to protect against tooth decay, especially for children. Children often have a hard time brushing their back teeth effectively, and sealants cover the chewing surfaces of the back teeth. Because it is applied in liquid form, it protects places bacteria and food debris can hide, like the nooks and crannies of back molars.
Are dental sealants only for children?
Dental sealants are especially beneficial for children, but teenagers and adults, especially those prone to decay, can also benefit from sealants.
How long do sealants last?
Sealants can last up to 10 years, but should be checked regularly for wear.
How are sealants applied?
Sealants are easy to apply. To tooth is cleaned and dried before the sealant is painted on in liquid form and then dries to a hard shell that coats the tooth like an extra coating of enamel, only more effective at preventing cavities.
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