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Who should get tooth 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 obvious candidates for sealants. However, adults without decay or fillings in their molars can also benefit from sealants.

In some cases, dental sealants may also be appropriate for baby teeth, such as when a child's baby teeth have deep depressions and grooves.

From: Tooth Sealants WebMD Medical Reference

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American Dental Association: "Dental Sealants."

CDC: "Dental Sealants."

 

 

Reviewed by Alfred D. Wyatt Jr. on July 03, 2018

SOURCES:

American Dental Association: "Dental Sealants."

CDC: "Dental Sealants."

 

 

Reviewed by Alfred D. Wyatt Jr. on July 03, 2018

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