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Category Archives: Dental Sealants

How Do Dental Sealants Prevent Tooth Decay?

Molars are subject to tooth decay, because their surfaces are grooved. The grooves are difficult to clean through brushing, especially for children. Plaque then accumulates in these fissures, resulting in decay of the molars. Dental sealants can be applied by a cosmetic dentist to prevent decay in the grooves of molars. Sealants are usually confined to the surfaces of molars, and, when combined with fluoride treatments, are procedures for preventative dentistry. Are adults candidates for sealants? If an adult has teeth subject to decay and grooved molars that have not received fillings, sealants...