Sealants are a thin, plastic coating painted into the pits and fissures of the chewing surfaces of teeth. This procedure is usually done on the back teeth (molars) to aid in the prevention of tooth decay. The sealant quickly bonds to the enamel of the tooth, and thus forms a protective shield.
Because of the likelihood of developing decay, children and teenagers are obvious candidates for sealants. However, people of all ages could potentially benefit from sealants.
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