A member asked:

Do dental sealants change if you grind?

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Dr. Leonard Pizzolatto answered

Specializes in General Practice

Usually no. : The sealants are in the grooves of the teeth. If someone grinds their teeth they are usually not grinding the grooves of the teeth. If they are grinding the tooth that much, some sort of dental treatment is needed.

Answered 7/5/2012

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Dr. Jennifer Holtzman answered

Specializes in Dentistry

Yes, they will wear.: Dental sealants are softer than tooth enamel so if you grind your teeth, the top of the sealant will wear away. However, the sealant will stay in the depths of the pits and fissures of the tooth.

Answered 1/24/2015

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Dr. Robert Chin answered

Specializes in Dentistry

Yes: The grinding action of your teeth will wear away sealants and they may need to be replaced.

Answered 11/3/2012

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Dr. Eric Eltzroth answered

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Yes: They will wear down just like a filling or your natural teeth.

Answered 4/24/2015

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