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Posted on: November 30, 2014
The Benefit of Dental Sealants
You may remember receiving dental sealants as a child. However, it is important to know that dental sealants, while effective in children, are not only for pediatric dental patients. Patients of all ages may benefit from the unique benefits of dental sealants.
Dental sealants are a liquid coating that is applied to your clean teeth and then allowed to harden – forming a barrier against cavities on the chewing surfaces of your teeth. Sealants even work at preventing the growth of cavities where decay has already started!
The chewing surfaces of your teeth are prime targets for impeded food and bacteria and can make keeping your teeth clean very difficult. This is especially true in children who may just be learning how to properly brush their teeth on their own but is also true of adult patients with deeply grooved teeth.
Sealants typically last between 5-10 years depending on the patient. If you would like to take the prevention of tooth decay into your own hands and receive dental sealants, contact College Park Dental for more information or to make an appointment today.