Benefits of Sealants

A bright healthy smile can help you feel and look good throughout your life. The first step in maintaining a healthy mouth is preventing tooth decay, and sealants can offer major protection against cavities.

What causes tooth decay?

Your teeth are covered with a sticky film of bacteria, called plaque. Plaque bacteria use sugar and starch in food as a source of energy. The bacteria convert the sugar or starch into harmful acids that attack tooth enamel for as long as 20 minutes or more. Repeated attacks may cause the enamel to break down, resulting in cavities.
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