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Benefits of Sealants

A sealant is a plastic material that is usually applied to the chewing surfaces of back teeth such as premolars and molars.  This plastic resin bonds into the depressions and grooves of the chewing surfaces.  The sealant acts as a barrier, protecting the enamel from plaque and acids.  Sealants can stop small areas of decay from becoming larger.  If placed properly and kept intact, the sealant will help prevent decay in the enamel.

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