Sealants are a solution that is “painted” on the surface of teeth that are prone to decay. The solution hardens after it is painted to form a protective barrier on the teeth surface. Sealants are typically applied on the molars’ chewing surface because this area is difficult to clean and bacteria tend to collect.
Who is a candidate for sealants?
According to the American Dental Association, sealants, when applied early in age, can save not just dental costs but can effectively prevent decay of exposed surfaces. Sealants can also be used in adults who are at risk for cavities and decay.
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