Sealants

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Abstract:

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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Author(s):
California Dental Association
Country of Origin:
United States
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Development Method:
Resource developed in English and translated into other languages
Translation Method:
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A qualified translation company performed an independent review by a second translator, and a client advocate.
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Copyright:
Copyrighted
Last Reviewed by Author(s):
5/30/2017
Record Last Updated:
8/11/2017

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