Dental sealants can protect against tooth decay by preventing food particles and bacteria settling on the tooth’s surface. In summary, sealants:
– Are applied quickly and painlessly over teeth by a dentist and should last for several years with no side effects.
– Can be placed over early signs of decay to prevent further damage.
– Should never replace a good oral hygiene routine.
Brushing and flossing daily and seeing your dentist for regular checkups are the best protection against tooth decay.
“Ask your dentist if sealants are a good option for you and your family.”
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