Although brushing and flossing remove food particles and plaque from smooth surfaces of teeth often times, it cannot reach all the way into the depressions and grooves.
Dental Sealants are an excellent preventative treatment, especially for children and teenagers, as they protect these vulnerable areas by "sealing out" plaque and food. They are fast and painless to apply and act as a barrier to prevent cavities from forming in the deep grooves and pits of permanent teeth (usually molars and premolars). The sealant is painted onto the tooth and cured directly onto the enamel forming a plastic resin bond. The sealant acts as a barrier, protecting enamel from plaque and acids. As long as the sealant remains intact, sealant will protect the tooth surface from decay.
Sealants hold up well under the force of normal chewing and may last several years before a reapplication is needed.
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