Dental Sealants – Protecting the Teeth

In the 1970s, dentistry was essentially a practice of “drill, fill and bill” because of cavities. The increased use of fluorides, however, led to a decline in the amount of tooth decay people developed.

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Brushing your teeth every day is great, but even the best oral hygiene habits can produce wear on the teeth and produce cavities.

 

Dental sealants act as a barrier, protecting the teeth against decay-causing bacteria. The dental sealants are usually applied to the chewing surfaces of the back teeth (premolars and molars) where tooth decay occurs most often.

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