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What do sealants do?


Posted on 3/7/2022 by Dr. Cheryl Freeman
What do sealants do?Preventive care is better than curative care. Taking preventive measures for oral issues is better than treating health issues. Dental sealants are important and are coatings on the surface of the teeth to prevent tooth decay and the formation of dental cavities.

Uses of sealants


Chewing surfaces, particularly premolars and molars, are subject to decay. They have cracks that are tough to clean since even a toothbrush cannot reach them. Plaque slowly builds in these cracks, and the acid damages the enamel that protects the dentin, causing cavities to develop. The use of fluoride aids in the prevention of tooth decay and protects all tooth surfaces. The sealants provide further protection against acid attacks.

Teeth that have sealants


Dental sealants are frequently used if an individual is at risk of dental decay or has cavities that allow plaque to build and cause cavities. They are useful in preventing tooth decay, particularly on the chewing surfaces of the teeth. The dentist will identify and analyze your teeth before developing a treatment plan that is appropriate for you. Dental sealants may last for many years if properly cared for, and a new sealant is only required when you need to switch to a new one.

Dental check-ups


A dentist will always examine your teeth and determine if you have any oral problems. If you have dental sealants the teeth will e protected from decay. The dentist will do cleanings when you go for checkups and this will ensure that you maintain your sealants in a good position. The dentist can determine if you need to change the diet or what and what not to do to have the sealants for a long time. Visit or dental team to have the sealants and prevent the formation of dental cavities.

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