Dental Sealants

August 28, 2009 | 6:58 p.m. CDT
In order to prevent tooth decay, dental sealants, which keep out bacteria and food, are applied to fissures and pits, where cavities form. Molars are the most likely to receive sealants, which should be applied shortly after molars appear but before they have a chance to decay.

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