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What are dental sealants?

Tooth decay often occurs on the chewing surfaces of the back teeth because these teeth have pits and grooves that can trap plaque and food.

Foods to Avoid after Sealants

Molar teeth contain pits and crevices that are difficult to clean even with careful brushing and flossing. Food, plaque and bacteria can build up in the crevices and cause tooth decay. The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) recommends that children receive sealants on permanent… Continue reading