Poor Children Less Likely To Get Dental Sealants

Updated: Dec 18, 2018


Dental sealants have been proven to be good for healthy teeth. However, not all children are benefiting from sealant treatment.


Key takeaways:


Dental sealants are in the form of liquid plastic that quickly hardens after it is painted on the chewing surfaces of teeth forming a protective layer.


The dental sealants have been shown to prevent cavities by up to 80 percent over a period of 2 years.


School-based sealant programs have been lauded for their ability to reach kids from low income families who are less likely to get dental care services.


Although sealants will help in the prevention of cavities, cavities can also happen in between the teeth, so kids will still need to have checkups, she said.


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For further information or advice contact College Street Dental Centre in Petersfield, Hampshire on 01730 263180