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Are sealants essential for healthy teeth in older children and adults?

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In brief: No

Proper oral hygiene and regular dental visits are important.

In brief: No

Proper oral hygiene and regular dental visits are important.
Dr. Anthony LaBarbera
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Dr. James Merrett
Dentistry
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In brief: Sealants

Sealants are mainly used to fill the grooves also known as pits and fissures, to help keep healthy teeth from developing cavities where it is hard for your tooth brush to reach.
It is usually not used on baby teeth, unless an adult tooth will not form.

In brief: Sealants

Sealants are mainly used to fill the grooves also known as pits and fissures, to help keep healthy teeth from developing cavities where it is hard for your tooth brush to reach.
It is usually not used on baby teeth, unless an adult tooth will not form.
Dr. James Merrett
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Dr. Eric Eltzroth
Dentistry

In brief: No

They are not essential for healthy teeth, but they do help decrease the chance of developing a cavity.

In brief: No

They are not essential for healthy teeth, but they do help decrease the chance of developing a cavity.
Dr. Eric Eltzroth
Dr. Eric Eltzroth
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