Dental Sealants – what they are and why they are important.

 

Dental sealants play a very important role in the health of your child’s teeth.  They are a thin, plastic coating that is applied to your child’s permanent molars and premolars.  They fill in the grooves and indentations of the teeth and form a seal which prevents food from becoming lodged between the teeth leading to cavity causing bacteria and decay.  Some dental sealants on the market provide other benefits as well, such as fluoride release, which also serve to strengthen young teeth while protecting them.

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