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Do dental sealants change if you grind?
11 doctors weighed in

7 doctors agree
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Jennifer Holtzman
Dr. Jennifer Holtzman
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Dr. Robert Chin
Dentistry
4 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
The grinding action of your teeth will wear away sealants and they may need to be replaced.

In brief: Yes
The grinding action of your teeth will wear away sealants and they may need to be replaced.
Dr. Robert Chin
Dr. Robert Chin
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Dr. Eric Eltzroth
Dentistry
In brief: Yes
They will wear down just like a filling or your natural teeth.

In brief: Yes
They will wear down just like a filling or your natural teeth.
Dr. Eric Eltzroth
Dr. Eric Eltzroth
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Dr. Leonard Pizzolatto
General Practice
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Leonard Pizzolatto
Dr. Leonard Pizzolatto
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