A new safety net can help to protect back teeth using a thin coating of dental sealant, which adheres to the biting surfaces.
- Sealants might stop decay earlier, thus preventing cavities.
- Clear sealants also mean that your dentist can monitor the sealed molars in future check-ups.
- Although effective at protecting, sealants are no substitute for proper tooth brushing, flossing and rinsing habits.
In 2016, experts from the American Center for Disease Control noted around three times more molar cavities in school-age children without sealants than in their treated peers.
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