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What Are Sealants?

February 11, 2018

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Have you ever had a candy, pretzel, or granola bar that stayed stuck in the grooves of your teeth? Those grooves are notorious for collecting food and plaque that can cause cavities over time.
2714 - What Are Sealants?Prevention is key! Sealants are a noninvasive procedure which help “seal” the deep grooves on the chewing surfaces of the teeth and create a flatter, smoother surface on the tooth so food wont get stuck there, and cavity causing bacteria are kept out of those grooves.

  • Studies on permanent 1st molars have found that compared to teeth that were not sealed, sealants were able to protect the teeth from getting cavities for up to 2 years. (Cochrane Database review, 2013)
  • 1f6ab - What Are Sealants? There are no needles/shots required, its a 100% painless procedure.
    2705 - What Are Sealants?Our office has BPA free sealants

References:

1. Ahovuo-Saloranta A, Forss H, Walsh T, et al. Sealants for preventing dental decay in the permanent teeth. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2013

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