A sealant is a protective coating that can help protect your back teeth. It’s important to still brush and floss daily, but sealants can help to prevent cavities. Sealants have been shown to reduce the risk of decay by nearly 80% in molars. According to the Center for Disease Control, “school-age children without sealants have almost three times more cavities than children with sealants.”

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Who should get sealants?

Children and adults can benefit from sealants, but the earlier you get them, the better. Your first molars appear around age 6, and second molars break through around age 12. Sealing these teeth as soon as they come through can keep them cavity-free from the start!

Call us today to see if sealants are right for you and your family!

To learn more about sealants click here: https://www.mouthhealthy.org/en/az-topics/s/sealants?source=promospots&content=topstories&medium=sealants

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