Dental sealants are very effective in protecting your back teeth (molars) against cavities and tooth decay. These teeth are the most vulnerable to cavities and decay because here the chewing surface is not smooth, and the pits and fissures are most difficult to reach and clean when brushing. Molars first come in at around 5-7 years of age, with a second set coming in between the ages of 11-14. It is best to have sealants placed on children and teenagers to create a barrier against food particles, plaque, and bacteria.

Applying a sealant is a quick and painless process. To place a sealant, an adhesive is first applied to the teeth, and then the sealant (a thin, plastic coating) is painted right onto the tooth’s chewing surface. The liquid then hardens and creates a barrier between your tooth and any kind of plaque and bacteria. Sealants last for about 10 years, but should be checked for chipping or wearing at regular intervals and can be replaced if necessary.



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