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What are Sealants?

by Dr. Joshua Davidson, Senior Dental Care Expert
December 06, 2018

Question: What are sealants?

Answer: Sealants are a plastic coating that helps seal the grooves of teeth and prevent bacteria from settling in those grooves/depressions. Sealants are predominantly used for newly erupted permanent teeth in children. A real life analogy would be coating the grout lines around tile with a waterproof sealer.
Sealants are inexpensive and effective for preventing decay. 

Joshua Davidson is a 2011 graduate of the Arizona School of Dentistry and Oral Health. He simultaneously received his Masters Degree in Public Health. He currently works at the Chippewa Falls Dental Center in Chippewa Falls, WI focusing on issues of geriatric dental care.

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