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Sealants may improve dental health
Updated: 12/5/2008 2:00:26 PM

Young people particularly benefit from resin treatment Children and teenagers may particularly benefit from a dental care procedure designed to reduce the risk of bacterial decay in the back teeth.

That's according to the American Dental Association, which says that sealant application is an easy procedure which takes only several minutes for each tooth.

As part of the treatment, a plastic sealant is 'painted' on the chewing surfaces of premolars and molars - those teeth found toward the back of the mouth.

The resin quickly bonds on to the enamel surface and serves to protect the tooth against plaque and acids residing in the depressions of the chewing surface. Acidic material lurking in these grooves is often more difficult to remove through standard brushing and flossing.

School children across the country have recently been the beneficiary of free sealant treatments as part of dental care programs designed to improve the dental health of the nation's youth.

Sealants normally last for several years before requiring a reapplication, the ADA states. They may also prove beneficial for adults.
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