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What is sealing?

Sealing is when we put of a layer of plastic over the grooves and pits of the chewing surfaces. This sealant protects the molars against bacteria. This reduces the risk of caries and further tooth decay.

When is sealing necessary?

Permanent molars sometimes have deep grooves and pits in the chewing surfaces that are difficult to keep clean with a toothbrush. This can easily lead to damages and holes in those places, especially if the molars have just appeared, when the glaze still has to get hard. If the dentist finds the grooves and pits in your child's molars too deep, he can advise you to seal them to prevent more serious damage.

How long does a sealing last?

The plastic coating has a lifespan of several years. Occasionally the treatment has to be repeated.