Sealants are thin layers of tooth-colored resin that are placed on the pits, fissures, and grooves of molars to prevent decay on these surfaces.
The majority of decay on back teeth starts in the grooves and pits of chewing surfaces, especially during the first few years after their eruption. Sealing the grooves of molar teeth make a smoother surface where plaque cannot accumulate and the teeth become easier to keep clean. Sealants are one of the most effective methods of preventing cavities on the surfaces where they are placed.
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