Sealants

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This one-page handout uses a question and answer format to educate people about the use of sealant to prevent tooth decay. It explains that a sealant is a coat of plastic material the dentist can apply on the top or biting surfaces of the back teeth, which creates a barrier to seal out decay-causing bacteria in plaque. The document outlines how plaque causes cavities, and how sealants can prevent them. It discusses who should get sealants, including children with newly formed permanent teeth.

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California Dental Association
Medical Review:
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The English language resource was created or reviewed by a medical professional for quality and accuracy.
Development Method:
Translation from English text
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Keywords:
Dental caries, Dental enamel
Copyright:
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Date Last Reviewed:
5/30/2017
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