sealant-bottomDental sealants prevent cavities by making a barrier over the chewing surface of a tooth. Due to the deep grooves in the surface of a tooth, brushing may not be enough to prevent a cavity. The bristles of a tooth brush cannot reach the deepest part of these grooves which allows bacteria to thrive and cause decay.

A sealant is a bonding material that gets painted onto the tooth as a liquid which fills in the grooves of the teeth. The sealant is then cured with a curing light and hardens to create a solid barrier. Bacteria will no longer be able to get into the grooves unless the sealant wears out. Sealants are examined at every check-up and will be replaced or repaired as needed. Sealants are mainly provided for children ages 6-15 but can be done for adults as well.





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