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Destiny Asche Chapter Fifty Nine Dental Sealants Short Answer Questions 1) The purpose of dental sealants is to cover tooth surfaces in order to prevent bacteria and food particles from settling into the pits and fissures of the teeth. 2) Sealants should be used in conjunction with a fluoride program or dietary considerations and plaque control, if a maxillary central and lateral incisor may have deep pits that could be protected by sealants, teeth that have deep pits and fissures, 3) Clinical contradictions to dental sealants. The contradictions to sealants are lack of deep pits and fissures Obvious dental decay Any proximal surface decay Insufficiently erupted teeth Primary teeth expected to be lost soon Poor patient cooperation in the dental chair. 4) Differences between filled and unfilled sealants material. Unfilled dental sealant material does not require occlusal adjustment after placement because the natural wear is sufficient to establish occlusion, whereas a filled resin

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