01/30/2010  |  
Protecting Your Child’s Teeth with Sealants

As a parent or caregiver, you want to do whatever is necessary to protect your children. And when it comes to your child's oral and dental health, you should feel no different. One technique for protecting teeth from tooth decay is through the use of sealants. By allowing your dental professional to seal your children's teeth—the little nooks and crannies where the toothbrush can't reach—with pit and fissure sealants, you may dramatically reduce the development of tooth decay thus saving you money and future dental visits. Of course your child's oral hygiene, regular dental visits, fluoride, and sugar consumption are important factors too when promoting good oral health.

Discuss sealants with your child's dentist and learn more from this response to a Dear Doctor email, Sealants for Children.

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