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Zouma
April 4, 2015

What are dental sealants and how long do they last?

What are dental sealants, who should get them, and how long do they last?

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  • Kartik  / April 4, 2015
    Answered by Kartik

    These are a thin, plastic coating that is painted on the chewing surfaces of teeth to prevent tooth decay. These ae ususally for the back teeth (the premolars, and molars). The painted on liquid sealant quickly bonds into the depressions and groves of ...  more

    These are a thin, plastic coating that is painted on the chewing surfaces of teeth to prevent tooth decay. These ae ususally for the back teeth (the premolars, and molars). The painted on liquid sealant quickly bonds into the depressions and groves of the teeth, forming a protective shield over the enamel of each tooth.

     

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  • Lavanya  / April 4, 2015
    Answered by Lavanya

    Children should get sealants on their permanent molars and premolars as soon as these teeth come in. Adults without decay or fillings in their molars can also benefit from sealants. Sealants can protect the teeth from decay for many years, but they nee...  more

    Children should get sealants on their permanent molars and premolars as soon as these teeth come in. Adults without decay or fillings in their molars can also benefit from sealants. Sealants can protect the teeth from decay for many years, but they need to be checked for chipping or wear at regular dental check-ups.


     

     

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