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|Posted: Tue Mar 20, 2018 10:00 am Post subject: Fissure Sealents
|Fissure sealants are typically applied as soon as the permanent molars have grown into a child’s mouth. Applying the sealant early helps protect the teeth before decay has a chance to set in. A child will grow his or her first molars around the age of six and the second molars by the age of 12.
The process of applying fissure sealants is typically harmless and fast. A dentist will clean the molars to be sealed and then apply a gel. This gel is an acidic solution that etches the surface of the molars, making it easier for the sealant to adhere.
Most fissure sealants are white or clear, but some may be lightly tinted. They cannot be seen unless the patient opens his or her mouth wide. A patient will not show his or her sealants when talking, eating, and smiling.
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