Sometimes brushing is not enough. Everyone has hard-to-reach spots in their mouth and brushing doesn't always fully clean those difficult places. When that happens, you are at risk of tooth decay. Using dental sealants on your teeth gives you an extra line of defense against tooth decay. Dental sealant is a plastic resin that bonds to the deep grooves in your tooth's chewing surface. When sealing a tooth, the grooves of your teeth are filled and the tooth surface becomes smoother — and less likely to harbor plaque. With dental sealants, tooth brushing becomes easier and more effective against tooth decay.
Dental sealants are usually applied to children's teeth as a preventive measure during the years of most likely tooth decay. However, adult's teeth can also be sealed. It is more common to seal "permanent" teeth rather than "baby" teeth, but every person has unique needs. Your family dentist will recommend dental sealants on a case-by-case basis.
Dental sealants generally last from 3 to 5 years. However, it is fairly common to see adults with dental sealants still intact from their childhood. A dental sealant only provides protection when it is fully intact so if your sealant comes off you must let your cosmetic dentist know.
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