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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Leonard Pizzolatto
40 years experience in General Practice
Two colors: Usually they are either clear or white.

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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Hoffman
14 years experience in Dentistry
Tooth colored: Tooth colored (white or off-white).
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wayne ORoark
56 years experience in Dentistry
White or clear: Sealants are excellent preventative treatments against dental decay and should not be overly obvious.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Danny Westmoreland
35 years experience in Family Medicine
Yes: There are no absolutes in anything in health care. I would believe that sealants could obscure an underlying problem. This is an area best for denti ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Leonard Pizzolatto
40 years experience in General Practice
Very safe: Very safe.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Leonard Pizzolatto
40 years experience in General Practice
No: Sealants can be placed with no anesthetic. No discomfort other than having to lay still with your mouth open.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Leonard Pizzolatto
40 years experience in General Practice
No: Dental sealants protect the grooves of the back teeth. They have nothing to do with protecting the gums.
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Leonard Pizzolatto
40 years experience in General Practice
No: Usually once a tooth has a filling it is useless to apply a sealant. Most fillings occupy the same area on a tooth that the sealant would go in.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Engel
38 years experience in Dentistry
Protects : A fissure sealnat is a resin that is flowed over the deep grooves on the chewing surfaces of teeth. By sealing the grooves it creates a barrier to ba ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Leonard Pizzolatto
40 years experience in General Practice
A lot of people: Most everyone that has had regular dental care from a young age has sealants.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Grimm
24 years experience in Dentistry
No: Dental sealants will only help to prevent cavities. They will do nothing to help the gums.
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience in Dentistry
Dental Sealants: Dental sealants are flowable resins (similar to composite fillings) that are used to cover defective pits and fissures on teeth to make them less like ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Dapper
35 years experience in Dentistry
Possibly: Large cavities can lead to excessive loss of tooth structure requiring crowns. Even good crowns fail after many years, there is wear and tear in the m ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Leonard Pizzolatto
40 years experience in General Practice
Depends: Depends on the area of the country you are living in. Cost could vary between $25-$60 per tooth.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Wright
32 years experience in Dentistry
Multiple: To get a cavity you need three things to be present; a susceptible host tooth fermentable carbohydrates specific type of bacteria must be present ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Wineman
39 years experience in Dentistry
RDH and drills: Depending on the state and their training, some dental hygienists are also restorative dental hygienists. They can use the dental drill to adjust or p ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Pope
44 years experience in Dentistry
Maybe: Depends on the state your in and state regulations. Some states license dental assistants with extended functions. After a dentists prepares a tooth f ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mazin Kizy
21 years experience in Dentistry
Yes: A porcelain crown covers the exposed are of the tooth. A deep tooth cleaning goes beyond the crown and below the gum onto root surface.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dinh Bui
Dr. Dinh Bui answered
22 years experience in Dentistry
Nonabrasive kind: Enamel can only be preserved by using nonabrasive tooth paste (usually the inexpensive kind). Fluoride on the toothpaste can also help in preventing ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience in Dentistry
Sealants-fillings: Sealants are resins, less viscous than fillings, do not require tooth structure removal and are meant to protect defective pits and fissures only on t ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience in Dentistry
Infection: Your tooth appears infected. You need root canal therapy. Make sure your dentist is aware of your swelling. Taking macropen may not be enough to contr ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. AtushaPatel Patel
24 years experience in Dentistry
NO: Generally teeth can be sensitive to normal temperature foods/liquids. Extreme sensitivity occurs due to other issues such as gum recession, decay, or ... Read More
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