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Daily Dental Center | Sealants in Ann Arbor

Daily Dental Center

Exceptional Daily Dental Care, Without Exceptions.

905 W. Eisenhower Circle

Suite 105, Ann Arbor, MI 48103

(734) 997-8805

Sealants

Sealants are a great way to protect against tooth decay and cavities on your back teeth (premolars and molars). These are the teeth that are most vulnerable to cavities and decay because they are used in the chewing process, and are the most difficult to reach and clean. Molars first come in at around 5-7 years of age, with a second set coming in between the ages of 11-14. It is best to have a sealant placed when the molars first come in to ensure they are protected early.

To place a sealant, an adhesive is first applied to the teeth. The sealant is then placed over the adhesive as a liquid, as if it is painted right onto the tooth. The liquid then hardens and creates a barrier between your tooth and any plaque, food particles, and bacteria. Sealants can last long or short term depending on your foods and chewing habits, and can be reapplied if necessary.