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.
Current as of: March 9, 2022
Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review:E. Gregory Thompson MD - Internal Medicine & Adam Husney MD - Family Medicine & Martin J. Gabica MD - Family Medicine & Arden Christen DDS, MSD, MA, FACD - Dentistry
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