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A sealant is a clear or white liquid plastic that may be applied to the grooves and pits on the chewing surfaces of the back teeth. The sealant hardens on the teeth and helps protect them from decay.

Sealants can be used in children, starting at about age 6, and in teens and adults.

ByHealthwise Staff
Primary Medical ReviewerE. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
Specialist Medical ReviewerArden Christen, DDS, MSD, MA, FACD - Dentistry

Current as ofNovember 14, 2014

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Last Updated: November 14, 2014
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