An important part of maintaining a healthy mouth is preventing tooth decay. Sealants can help you do that by offering major protection against cavities. A sealant is a plastic material that is usually applied to the chewing surfaces of the back teeth. Made of plastic resin, the sealant bonds to grooves of the teeth and acts as a barrier which protects the tooth's enamel from plaque and acids. Thorough brushing and flossing help remove food particles and plaque from smooth surfaces of teeth, but toothbrush bristles cannot reach all the way into the deep grooves to extract food and plaque. Sealants protect these vulnerable areas by "sealing out" plaque and food. Sealants are easily applied and may be recommended as part of you or your child’s overall treatment plan.
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