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Can I get dental sealants on my front teeth that are thinning?
16 doctors weighed in

5 doctors agree
In brief: Sealants won't help
Sealants cover pits and fissures of teeth to prevent bacteria from getting into those areas- or prevent the bacteria that are already in those areas from getting foods they will metabolize thereby making acids that make cavities.
Talk to your dentist about other ways to address your thinning teeth.

In brief: Sealants won't help
Sealants cover pits and fissures of teeth to prevent bacteria from getting into those areas- or prevent the bacteria that are already in those areas from getting foods they will metabolize thereby making acids that make cavities.
Talk to your dentist about other ways to address your thinning teeth.
Dr. Jennifer Holtzman
Dr. Jennifer Holtzman
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Dr. Sandra Eleczko
Dentistry
4 doctors agree
In brief: No
Sealants can't help your front teeth.
You need to, have a dental exam and find out why your teeth are thinning and treat this problem. Could be diet, occlusion, grinding, bite or other problems. The key is to find the cause.

In brief: No
Sealants can't help your front teeth.
You need to, have a dental exam and find out why your teeth are thinning and treat this problem. Could be diet, occlusion, grinding, bite or other problems. The key is to find the cause.
Dr. Sandra Eleczko
Dr. Sandra Eleczko
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Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry
3 doctors agree
In brief: Not for that
Not for the thinning of the teeth.
It simply will not do anything for the strength or looks of those teeth. That is not what dental sealants are used for. There are other ways to address the problem you describe. See a dentist to evaluate the cause and discuss treatment options.

In brief: Not for that
Not for the thinning of the teeth.
It simply will not do anything for the strength or looks of those teeth. That is not what dental sealants are used for. There are other ways to address the problem you describe. See a dentist to evaluate the cause and discuss treatment options.
Dr. Gary Sandler
Dr. Gary Sandler
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Dr. Brian Hoffman
Dentistry
2 doctors agree
In brief: No,Bigger Issue Here
If your front teeth are "thinning" there is a reason.
Most commonly it's called "bruxism", aka: grinding. Many times it happens at night and you don't even realize it's happening. If so, fix the damage first (fillings, veneers, crowns), then get fitted for a custom made hard-soft nightguard. It will be very helpful to you! best of luck and see your dmd for the final say, after a full exam!

In brief: No,Bigger Issue Here
If your front teeth are "thinning" there is a reason.
Most commonly it's called "bruxism", aka: grinding. Many times it happens at night and you don't even realize it's happening. If so, fix the damage first (fillings, veneers, crowns), then get fitted for a custom made hard-soft nightguard. It will be very helpful to you! best of luck and see your dmd for the final say, after a full exam!
Dr. Brian Hoffman
Dr. Brian Hoffman
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Dr. Leonard Pizzolatto
General Practice
1 doctor agrees
In brief: No
Sealants can only be used in the grooves of the back teeth.

In brief: No
Sealants can only be used in the grooves of the back teeth.
Dr. Leonard Pizzolatto
Dr. Leonard Pizzolatto
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1 comment
Dr. Eric Eltzroth
Actually, sometimes front teeth have deep pits on the back of them (the tongue side) and sealants can be placed in these areas very successfully. However, the vast majority of the time, they are placed in back teeth.
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