What is dental sealant?
Dental sealant is a thin layer of protective plastic that is painted onto the back teeth. As it hardens, it molds to the individual depressions and grooves on each tooth. This creates a smooth surface that seals out the debris and plaque that cause decay. It is most often used for children aged 6 to 14, but may be appropriate for adults with no existing decay, as well as baby teeth that are at high risk.
Dental sealant generally lasts for around 10 years, and is often covered by insurance. At each checkup, your dentist with examine the sealant for chipping, and replace it as needed.
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