DENTISTRY IN THE NEWS


Dental Sealants Effective At Preventing Tooth Decay


martes, 30 de agosto del 2016

 

FiveThirtyEight 8/29, Hobson) reports in continuing coverage that dental sealants have been “shown to be very effective at preventing cavities.” The article notes that “sealants can prevent tooth decay from starting and can also stop early-stage decay from progressing into a cavity,” according to newly updated practice guidelines from the American Dental Association and the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. The article adds that the groups recommend clinicians “reorient their efforts toward increasing the use of sealants” on the biting surfaces of primary and permanent molars in children and adolescents.

         A systematic review of the use of sealants and the updated clinical practice guidelines are both available in the August issue of The Journal of the American Dental Association. MouthHealthy.org provides additional information on sealants

 


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