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How long do tooth sealants last?

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Sealants can protect the teeth from decay for up to 10 years, but they need to be checked for chipping or wearing at regular dental check-ups. Your dentist can replace sealants as necessary. It is also possible for decay to get under a sealant that is starting to wear out. Your dentist will be able to diagnose and find these areas with the help of dental X-rays.

From: Tooth Sealants WebMD Medical Reference

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American Dental Association: "Dental Sealants."

CDC: "Dental Sealants."

 

 

Reviewed by Alfred D. Wyatt Jr. on July 03, 2018

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American Dental Association: "Dental Sealants."

CDC: "Dental Sealants."

 

 

Reviewed by Alfred D. Wyatt Jr. on July 03, 2018

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