Dental sealants

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Dental sealants are plastic coatings that are usually placed on the chewing (occlusal) surface of the permanent back teeth — the molars and premolars — to help protect them from decay.

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Dental sealants

  1. 1. LE DENTAL CLINIC VISIT US FOR A GREAT SMILE
  2. 2. DENTAL SEALANTS  Dental sealants are plastic coatings that are usually placed on the chewing (occlusal) surface of the permanent back teeth — the molars and premolars — to help protect them from decay.
  3. 3. Why are dental sealants placed on teeth?  The chewing surfaces of the molar and premolar teeth have grooves — "fissures" — that make them vulnerable to decay. These fissures can be deep, are difficult to clean, and can be narrower than even a single bristle of a toothbrush. Plaque accumulates in these areas, and the acid from bacteria in the plaque attacks the enamel and cavities can develop
  4. 4. When are dental sealants placed?  The first dental sealant to be placed is usually on the fissure of the first permanent molar tooth, once the chewing surface of the tooth has erupted completely beyond the gum.  
  5. 5. Are dental sealants only placed on the chewing surface of molar and premolar permanent teeth?  Dental sealants are placed on the chewing surfaces of these teeth because these are the areas that typically have deep fissures. Dental sealants are also used on other permanent teeth if they have grooves or pits, to help protect these surface.
  6. 6. Can dental sealants be place on the teeth of adults?  Yes —dental sealants are placed in adults at risk for caries, on deep grooves and fissures that do not already have fillings or dental sealants.
  7. 7. Do I still need to use fluoride if I have dental sealants?  Yes. Dental sealants protect the surface area that they are placed on. Fluoride helps protect all the surfaces of the tooth from decay and cavities.
  8. 8. LE DENTAL CLINIC IMUS  Located at Block 5 Lot 22 Blanca st., Primarosa Subd. Phase 5, Buhay Na Tubig, Imus, Cavite LE DENTAL CLINIC is near Bacoor  From Aguinaldo Highway, ride a tricycle in Palico going to Primarosa subd.  From SM molino/Pagasa ride a green cab/jeep going to Imus LE DENTAL CLINIC is near Dasmarinas From Aguinaldo Highway, ride a green cab in Palanas road/Patindig araw

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