Parents, as your child’s permanent teeth come in,

talk to your dentist about having dental sealants

applied to protect teeth from tooth decay.

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What is a dental sealant?

A dental sealant is a coating applied to the  chewing

surfaces of back teeth. Grooves in these teeth are so narrow

that a   toothbrush cannot fit into the spaces to remove plaque.

Dental sealants prevent dental decay in the grooves.

Why are they important?

Sealants  provide  protection from dental decay or

“cavities” on the chewing surface.

Are they safe?
Sealants are simple, painless, and require no drilling

What else can parents do to prevent cavities?
Encourage your child to brush and floss every day. Take your child

to the dentist for regular check-ups & Advise. Give your child healthy

foods and avoid candy and foods with lots of sugar.