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Protective Sealants

Protect the chewing surface of teeth from decay
Sealants are an excellent way to protect chewing surfaces of teeth from decay. They are a much better financial investment than treating decay after it has started.

Benefits of Protective Sealants:

  • Protect normal pits and grooves on the chewing surface of back teeth
  • Stop small amounts of decay from growing larger


Normal pits and grooves on the chewing surfaces of back teeth can trap food that can’t beremoved by brushing or washed out by water or saliva. A sealant is a tough, plastic material designed to bond (stick) to tooth enamel. These clear or tooth colored sealants are painted onto the tooth surface to “seal” the pits and grooves and protect against decay. They are generally applied to children’s first permanent back teeth. They can also be useful for adults in certain situations.

Schedule an Appointment with Dr. Sparkman for Protective Sealants

Keeping grooves or cracks in teeth protected from outside foods and liquids is helpful in preventing tooth decay. If you think you could benefit from a protective sealant on an exposed tooth, contact Dr. Sparkman’s dental office in Dunwoody at 770-396-8061 or request an appointment online.

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