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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

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.
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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.
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A turnaround in construction activity, combined with the further use of adhesives and sealants in manufacturing and assembly markets, will underpin demand gains.