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Sealants

Sealants

Dental sealants are protective barriers placed on the back teeth of children and adults in order to seal out food and bacteria. No matter how well or often you brush, toothbrush bristles can't penetrate all of the grooves and depressions located on your teeth's chewing surfaces. Unreachable spots are a prime spot for plaque and food particles to collect. The dental sealant prevents decay from developing in these vulnerable areas. Sealants used in conjunction with a comprehensive dental care routine that includes proper brushing, flossing, fluoride treatments and a healthy diet will help maintain dental health. While brushing and flossing are critical components of any dental health regimen, sealants provide additional protection for the grooved areas of teeth from what is known as pit and fissure decay.