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Sealants for Teeth

Teeth sealants are made from a thin, plastic coating applied to the chewing surface of molars, premolars, and any deep grooves (called pits and fissures) of teeth.

More than 75% of dental decay begins in these deep grooves. Teeth with these conditions are hard to clean and are very susceptible to decay. A sealant for teeth protects the tooth by sealing deep grooves, creating a smooth, easy to clean surface.

Dental sealants can protect teeth from decay for many years, but need to be checked for wear and chipping at regular dental visits.
Reasons for dental sealants include:

  • Children and teenagers: As soon as the six-year molars (the first permanent back teeth) appear or any time throughout the cavity prone years of 6-16.
  • Adults: Tooth surfaces without decay that have deep grooves or depressions.
  • Baby teeth: Occasionally done if teeth have deep grooves or depressions and child is cavity prone.

Schedule your dental sealant appointment by giving us a call at (559) 784-6523 or scheduling online today!

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