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Why do I need tooth sealants?

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Although thorough brushing and flossing can remove food particles and plaque from smooth surfaces of teeth, they cannot always get into all the nooks and crannies of the back teeth to remove the food and plaque. Sealants protect these vulnerable areas from tooth decay by "sealing out" plaque and food.

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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