Do children need dental sealants?

Dental sealants are a quick, easy, and relatively cheap solution for preventing cavities.  Although the idea behind sealants is not new, they’re quickly becoming the go-to treatment for kids that are at high risk for dental decay. “WHAT ARE DENTAL SEALANTS?” Sealants are a plastic material that is placed in the groovy pits and fissures of the chewing surfaces of your teeth, particularly the permanent molars at the back because…

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Dental Sealants: Safety and Effectiveness

What are Dental Sealants? Dental sealants are thin plastic coatings placed over the chewing surfaces of back teeth to protect them from food. When left alone, plaque can build up and eventually cause tooth decay. Sealants are usually applied in one quick visit to the dentist. When a dentist places a sealant, the tooth is first cleaned, conditioned, and then a liquid sealant is hardened with a curing light.

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