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When are sealants recommended?

added on: March 26, 2014

Although sealants are most often recommended for children, almost anyone can benefit from the application of dental sealants, especially patients with deeper grooves or fissures in their molars. These grooves can be difficult to clean, even with the most diligent brushing, especially for children under six. Sealants are simply a thin plastic coating that covers these grooves making tooth cleaning easier and protecting them from bacterial build-up. We recommend that sealants be applied as soon as the adult teeth erupt, but occasionally we do recommend sealants for baby teeth, depending on the situation.

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