DECAY DILEMMA: PIT AND FISSURE SEALANTS:
Children with molar teeth covered by a sealant are less likely to develop decay than children without. Sealants are coatings applied on molar teeth grooves that prevent bacterial growth.
1st molars erupt at the age of around 6 years and 2nd molars around 12 years of age. Therefore children between ages of 5-14years are best benefitted from sealants.
NOTE: Sealants may also be appropriate for baby teeth when they have deep depressions and grooves. Hence a check up every 6months is ideal.
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