When to get dental sealants for your kids?

Dental studies show that permanent first and second molars are the most likely to benefit from dental sealants. First molars usually come into the mouth when a child is about six years of age, and second molars start to appear at about age 12. Your child's dentist will be able to determine the best time to apply sealants. 

Sources: 

1. https://oralfitnesslibrary.com/Home/Treatments/Sealants/FAQs-About-Dental-Sealants

2. CDC, Hygiene Related Disease; Dental Caries; https://www.cdc.gov/healthywater/hygiene/disease/dental_caries.html.

3. NIH US Library of Medicine, “Oral Health in America: A Report of the Surgeon General." https://profiles.nlm.nih.gov/ps/retrieve/ResourceMetadata/NNBBJT/. Accessed 4/27/2018.


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