dental sealant

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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.
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fis·sure seal·ant

a dental material usually made from interaction between bisphenol A and glycidyl methacrylate; such sealants are used to seal nonfused, noncarious pits and fissures on surfaces of teeth.
Synonym(s): dental sealant
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fis·sure seal·ant

(fishŭr sēlănt)
Dental material used to seal nonfused, noncarious pits and fissures on surfaces of teeth.
Synonym(s): dental sealant.
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You can also ask about getting dental sealants over your molars and premolars; sealants provide a protective coating to block out acids and bacteria.
Basic pediatric dental preventive services include dental prophylaxis (teeth cleaning), topical fluoride application, and dental sealants. There is no evidence that dental prophylaxis is effective in preventing dental caries (Badersten, Egelberg, and Koch 1975; Azarpazhooh and Main 2009; Sampson 2010).
As part of preventive dental care, your dentist might recommend you to get dental sealants. Dental sealants are very thin plastic like coating painted onto the chewing surfaces of the back teeth, or molars.
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Dental therapists are mid-level providers who offer basic routine and preventive services, such as teeth cleanings, dental sealants and tooth extraction.
Cavities and fillings were approximately three times more likely among low-income children aged 7-11 years whose teeth were not treated with dental sealants, compared to those treated with sealants, based on data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) for 2011-2014.