Dental sealants are a dental treatment that consists of applying plastic material to one or more teeth. This dental procedure is intended to prevent dental cavities or tooth decay, and is most commonly applied to the fissures and depressions in the back molars. This protective barrier sits comfortably on the teeth and keeps germs and food particles from accumulating in areas a brush often cannot reach.
Tooth decay damages teeth permanently, but dental sealants can last for 5-10 years and protect your most vulnerable teeth from cavities. The process is quick and painless, and you could be in and out in under 30 minutes. The dental sealants are nearly invisible, and will only be spotted upon very close inspections.
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