Monday, October 24, 2016

CDC: School Dental Sealant Programs Could Prevent Most Cavities

CDC: School Dental Sealant Programs Could Prevent Most Cavities
According to a new Vital Signs report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, dental sealants prevent 80% of cavities in the back teeth for school-age children, where 9 in 10 cavities occur. Yet about 60% of children ages 6-11 years don’t get dental sealants.
Dental sealants are a thin coating painted on teeth to protect them from cavities. They are painlessly applied by dental professionals in dental offices or using portable dental equipment in community settings such as schools.

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