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Dental Sealants: The 5 W’s (and How)

Sealants are commonly used in modern dentistry to prevent decay on the biting (occlusal) surface of a tooth. They were first used in 1967 and were recognized as an effective treatment by the American Dental Association in 1971. Parents may have questions about why a sealant has been recommended for their child. This article aims to answer those questions. Who: People who have a high risk  developing cavities — mainly children, adolescents, and some adults. What: Sealants are typically made of a material ... Read more