Conditions + Treatments

Sealants in Children

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Overview

Dental sealants are thin, plastic films painted on the surfaces of the back teeth-on molars and premolars, and are highly effective in preventing tooth decay (caries and cavities). Dental sealants are particularly effective on the back teeth, as the back teeth contain more hard-to-reach pits and grooves that have food and plaque build-up.

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