Each February, the American Dental Association (ADA) sponsors National Children’s Dental Health Month to raise awareness about the importance of oral health. Their 2022 theme is “Sealants Make Sense.”
Sealants are a fast and easy way to protect teeth in cavity-prone areas like the molars. They are usually applied to the chewing surfaces and sometimes cover deep pits and grooves. According to Irene Hilton, D.D.S. and chair of the ADA Council on Advocacy for Access and Prevention’s advisory committee, “Sealants on permanent molars reduce the risk of cavities by 80%”
Dental sealants are not just for kids! They help healthy teeth withstand pressure regardless of age.