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Dental Sealants

Posted Dec 7th, 2016 in Oral Health Care & Prevention, General

Dental Sealants

Dental sealants are thin plastic coatings that protect the chewing surfaces of children's back teeth from decay (cavities).


What are dental sealants for?

Because the teeth have small pits and grooves, these surfaces are rough and uneven. Food and germs can get stuck in the pits and grooves and stay there for a long time because toothbrush bristles cannot brush them away. Sealants fill in the grooves and keep the food out.

When are sealants needed?

Children should get sealants on their permanent molars as soon as they come in -- before decay attacks the teeth. Sealants, daily brushing and flossing, drinking fluoridated water, and regular dental check-ups are an important part of your child's oral health and the best defense against tooth decay.


If your child's permanent molars have started to erupt, ask our friendly team about dental sealants. Get in touch today!


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