Dental sealants are a preventive dental treatment designed to protect teeth from decay. They are thin, plastic coatings applied to the chewing surfaces of molars and premolars, which are the back teeth most prone to developing cavities.
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Dental sealants are made of a clear or tooth-colored material, making them virtually invisible when applied to the teeth. They blend in with the natural tooth color and are not easily noticeable.
No, dental sealants are beneficial for both children and adults. However, they are commonly recommended for children and teenagers as their permanent molars and premolars erupt, typically between the ages of 6 and 14.
Dental sealants work by creating a physical barrier on the tooth surface, sealing off the deep grooves and fissures where bacteria and food particles can accumulate. This helps prevent the formation of cavities.
Typically they last for several years. Sometimes, sealants might need replacement in about 3-5 years.
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