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What is a dental sealant made of?

What is a dental sealant made of?

Composite resin: It is important that resin sealants are placed on children's teeth after the pits and fissures are thoroughly cleansed. Either air abrasion or fissurotomy in a a well isolated and dry field. And children should then avoid stick candy, food and gum or they can be dislodges. ...Read more

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Dr. David Goldstein
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Sealants (Definition)

Dental sealants help reduce the risk of developing cavities on the ...Read more


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Please answer me. Is a dental sealant, to protect from stains, only applied to the back teeth of children?

Dental Sealants: Dental sealants are placed to help prevent cavities from forming in the pits and fissures of posterior (back) teeth. It can also be applied to adult teeth. Anterior (front) teeth do not have pits and fissures that put the teeth at risk for cavities (except for the linguals of the lateral maxillary incisors). ...Read more

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What color are dental fissure sealants?

What color are dental fissure sealants?

White or clear: Dental sealants can be tooth colored (white), clear . However one makes a pink sealant that turns white when it gets hard, and another makes one that turns green when it's hardening! ...Read more

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Should I get dental sealant for my molars?

Should I get dental sealant for my molars?

If indicated: Your dentist can advise you whether you are prone to dental decay in those areas and whether sealants will be helpful to you. ...Read more

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What colour are dental fissure sealants? Will i be able to choose it?

Sealants color?: Dental sealants can be a very good preventive treatment when performed properly. Most are clear or white, some are even clear and glow a different color when a light is shown on it. Proper placement is key, the fissures need to properly cleaned and prepared so the sealant bond is not compromised and so that decay is not being sealed in under the sealant. ...Read more

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What are dental sealants?

What are dental sealants?

Cavity preventers: Posterior permanent teeth have deep grooves and crevices on the chewing surface. This is the most common area to get a cavity on these teeth. Dental sealants are a composite material that is flowed into these areas to make them "shallow valleys" so food and bacteria can't get stuck in these grooves, thus making it harder to get a cavity. Sealants are cost effective and easy for the patient. ...Read more

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What are the benefits of dental sealants?

Prevents decay: Sealants are commonly done for children on their molars to seal the fissures (valleys) on the tops of the teeth. This helps to prevent decay in these areas. It is not usually done on adults but if you desire this, you should consult your dentist. ...Read more

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Are etching gels used for dental sealants?

Are etching gels used for dental sealants?

Yes: Etching gels aid in having the sealant adhere to the deep grooves of your tooth. ...Read more

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What do dental sealants do?

What do dental sealants do?

Cavity prevention: Posterior permanent teeth have deep grooves and crevices on the chewing surface. This is the most common area to get a cavity on these teeth. Dental sealants are a composite material that is flowed into these areas to make them "shallow valleys" so food and bacteria can't get stuck in these grooves, thus making it harder to get a cavity. Sealants are cost effective and easy for the patient. ...Read more

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