Dental Sealants: An Investment in Oral Health
Who Should Get Sealants?
How Is It Done?
Are Sealants Worth the Price?
What Are Other Ways to Prevent Tooth Decay?
- Clean between teeth daily with floss or interdental cleaners.
- Use a manual or electric toothbrush. Brush your teeth at least twice a day with a fluoride toothpaste.
- Eat a balanced diet.
- Drink fluoridated water.
- See a dentist regularly. Ask about sealants.
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American Dental Association http://www.ada.org
Canadian Dental Association http://www.cda-adc.ca
The Canadian Dental Hygienists Association http://www.cdha.ca
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- Reviewer: Michael Woods, MD
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- Update Date: 07/29/2014 -
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