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Why Are Dental Sealants Placed On Teeth?

January 18, 2017

Reasons For Dental Sealants

From the moment teeth start growing in they are exposed to many things that can do damage to them overtime. The chewing surfaces of the molar and premolar teeth have grooves in them, known as fissures. These small spaces make teeth more susceptible to decay as plaque can easily accumulate in these areas. While fluoride toothpaste is recommended to help prevent the decay, dental sealants actually takes protection to a new level. In fact, our dentist in OKC makes use of these dental sealants to provide a smooth covering over the fissures.

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