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Who should get sealants?

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Because of the likelihood of developing decay in the depressions and grooves of the premolars and molars, children and teenagers are candidates for sealants. However, adults without decay or fillings in their molars can also benefit from sealants.

Typically, children should get sealants on their permanent molars and premolars as soon as these teeth come in. In this way, the sealants can protect the teeth through the cavity-prone years of ages 6 to 14.

From: Dental Health: Sealants WebMD Medical Reference

Reviewed by Michael Friedman on January 15, 2018
Reviewed by Michael Friedman on January 15, 2018

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