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What are Dental Sealants?

Made from plastic or dental material, a dental sealant is a thin coating that is applied to the chewing surfaces of the back teeth. Acting as a shield, the sealant adheres to the teeth’s surface and protects the teeth beneath from:

– Acids

– Bacteria

– Plaque

Sealants are used by a dentist for patients who have a real difficulty cleaning between their teeth. Sealants can “keep cavities from forming” and even be used to cover existing small cavities. Dental sealants are of benefit to both children and adults and your dentist can decide if sealants are required or not. A full article on sealants can be read at https://www.mouthhealthy.org/en/az-topics/s/sealants.

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Dental Care Tips is a dental news website for patients. We also provide a free service to help patients find local dentists. Dental Care Tips is operated by Somnowell Marketing, a digital marketing agency for dental practices. We also founded Somnowell, the ground breaking anti-snoring device invented by Prof. Simon Ash.