Sealants are thin plastic coatings applied to the chewing surface of molars in children to prevent cavities. They protect the teeth by sealing deep grooves on tooth surfaces which are susceptible to decay.
Sealants are applied after the six and twelve year molars erupt during the cavity prone years of 6 - 16.
Sealants are easily applied by your dentist or dental hygienist and the process takes only a couple of minutes per tooth.
The teeth to be sealed are cleaned and then treated with a special solution to help the sealant bond to the teeth. Sealant material is carefully painted onto the enamel surface to cover the deep grooves and is then set with a special curing light.
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