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    Dental Sealants May Reduce Dental Related Costs

    cavity smile teethChildren from poor families have a two times greater likelihood of having untreated tooth decay. Dental sealants help to cut the incidence of tooth cavities.

    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.

    Read the full story here

    https://consumer.healthday.com/dental-and-oral-information-9/misc-dental-problem-news-174/more-poor-kids-need-dental-sealants-cdc-715961.html

    Dr Nicholas Riley BDS 1996, MJDF 2012

    Nik qualified from Cardiff Dental School in 1996. He has always had a keen interest in clinical excellence, and further education. He recently gained his MJDF qualifications Nik dedicates much of his time to attending many world renowned courses in restorative, aesthetic and implant dentistry, so he can ensure that patients benefit from the most up to date solutions.

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