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Sealants

SEALANTS

Special coatings called sealants are highly effective in preventing cavities on the chewing surfaces of teeth. Brushing can often miss pits and grooves in these areas, leaving them susceptible to decay processes caused by bacteria lodged in them.

After thoroughly cleaning the tooth surfaces, sealants are applied to the pits and grooves on the chewing surfaces of teeth to create a barrier against bacteria and debris that could penetrate the deep crevices where cavities often begin. Children, especially those with no decay present, are ideal candidates for sealants, particularly on their molars. The application process involves cleaning the tooth surface, etching it to enhance adherence, and using a light source to expedite the curing, or hardening, of the sealant material. This procedure is often applied during your child’s routine dental cleaning.

 

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