Even if you follow a regular dental routine of brushing twice a day, and flossing in between the teeth, it is not always enough to protect all parts of your teeth. Sealants are a great way to give your teeth some added protection from the natural wear and tear of daily eating. The application of sealant material is one of the easiest options available for protecting the biting surfaces of teeth so they are less prone to tooth decay, and most dentists now recommend that children and teens have sealants applied shortly after permanent molars erupt.
What Are Sealants?
Sealants are plastic resins that harden and then bond to your teeth, fitting into the natural form and grooves on their surface. Once a tooth is sealed by your dentist, it becomes stronger and prevents the buildup of plaque along the teeth. As the surface is now smoother, brushing your teeth becomes easier. This coating is typically applied to the back portion of the teeth, the molars, where it is hardest for patients to brush.
How Long Do They Last?
Most dental sealants are designed to last over 10 years, but the actual lifespan of dental sealant used on your teeth depends on many different factors like your oral hygiene habits, diet, and the quality of the sealant brand. But they can last from three to five years. With proper oral care, and regular visits to the dentist, they can last a long time.
Tooth sealants are one of the easiest and most cost-effective ways to protect your teeth from decay resulting from exposure to plaque, acids and bacteria. Be sure to ask your dentist about this protective treatment the next time you’re in for a visit.
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