Care of Sealants
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Used to fill in the pits and fissures of groovy teeth, sealants keep out plaque and food while decreasing staining of the rear adult molars, thus decreasing the risk of decay. Since the sealant only covers the biting surface of the tooth, areas on the side and between teeth cannot be coated with the sealant. Flossing is the only means capable of preventing cavities in between the teeth. Good oral hygiene, flossing and nutrition are all EQUALLY important in preventing dental decay.

**The American Dental Association recognizes that sealants can play an important role in the prevention of tooth decay. When properly applied and maintained, they can successfully protect the chewing surfaces of your child’s teeth against dental decay. A total prevention program includes: regular visits to the dentist, the use of topical fluoride (like in your toothpaste or the ACT fluoride rinse), daily brushing and flossing, and limiting the amount of sugary foods eaten on a daily basis.

If these measures are followed, in conjunction with sealants used on the child’s teeth, the risk of decay can be significantly reduced, or possibly even eliminated!