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sealant

 [sēl´ant]
an agent that protects against access from the outside or leakage from the inside; called also sealer.
dental sealant a thin plastic coating put into the pits and fissures of teeth to act as a physical barrier to decay.

seal·ant

(sē'lănt),
1. A material used to effect an airtight closure.
2. Substance applied to a damaged organ to affect homeostasis, to curtail other leakage, or to facilitate prolonged drug delivery to a limited area.

sealant

(sē′lənt)
n.
1. A substance, such as sealing wax, used to seal a surface to prevent passage of a liquid or gas.
2. A plastic resin used in dentistry to coat the chewing surfaces of the back teeth to prevent the growth of cavity-causing bacteria.

sealant

[sē′lənt]
an agent that protects against access from the outside or leakage from the inside. See also dental sealant.

sealant

Dentistry A UV light-cured resin used to coat fissures in teeth and prevent cavities Surgery A substance used to close gaps or vessels. See Fibrin sealant.

seal·ant

(sēl'ănt)
1. A material used to effect an airtight closure.
2. Substance applied to a damaged organ to affect homeostasis, to curtail other leakage, or to facilitate prolonged drug delivery to a limited area.

Sealant

A thin plastic substance that is painted over teeth as an anti-cavity measure to seal out food particles and acids produced by bacteria.
Mentioned in: Tooth Decay

seal·ant

(sēl'ănt)
1. Material used to effect an airtight closure.
2. Substance applied to a damaged organ to affect homeostasis, to curtail other leakage, or to facilitate prolonged drug delivery to a limited area.
3. Composite material applied to dental pits and fissures to prevent decay.

sealant

see bone sealant.
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The reviewers combined data from seven of studies of children aged from 5 to 10 years when the sealants were applied.
The market size of polyurethane sealants is estimated at $2.
Although sealant use in children increased overall from 31% to 44% in a comparison of 1999-2004 and 2011-2014 NHANES data, sealant use was less common among low-income children compared with high-income children (39% vs.
section]) A child was classified as having sealants if at least one permanent tooth was assessed by a dentist to have a sealant present and as having untreated tooth decay if at least one permanent tooth had untreated decay.
However, everyone can benefit from sealants since they protect the molar teeth from decay.
Fourteen tubes of polyurethane sealant and a circa 1955 suburban Pittsburgh home made for a perfect fit to seal in noteworthy energy savings.
Dow Corning MP Silicone Sealant is an acetoxy cure sealant suitable for use on nonporous substrates, such as aluminum, glass and glazed ceramic tiles.
Traditional, moisture-cure 1K polyurethane sealants are usually based on aromatic diisocyanates.
As indicated, caulks and sealants are used to fill gaps or holes in surfaces or to seal joints between surfaces.
Differences in BPA comparing low--dose (1 sealant) and high-dose (4 sealants) groups were examined at 1 hour prior, 1 hour post, 3 hours post and 24 hours after sealant placement using saliva samples.
I find UniBond's colour-coded sealants are the easiest to identify for specific tasks, as it can be confusing trying to work out the difference between silicones, acrylics and polymers.