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A 6-y child,  his teeth is in good state and no dental caries.do you suugest to  pit and fissure sealing on molars in order to prevent tooth decay?

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Dr. Robert Douglas
Dentistry - Orthodontics
4 doctors agree

In brief: Sealants

are recommended for children along with fluoride (and fluoride vitamins if your water isn't fluoridated).
Regular brushing with an ADA recommended toothpaste and regular checkups completes the picture

In brief: Sealants

are recommended for children along with fluoride (and fluoride vitamins if your water isn't fluoridated).
Regular brushing with an ADA recommended toothpaste and regular checkups completes the picture
Thank
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes!!!

Yes, definitely emphatically yes! Prevention is key and always repair any sealants on a regular basis as needed.

In brief: Yes!!!

Yes, definitely emphatically yes! Prevention is key and always repair any sealants on a regular basis as needed.
Thank
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Dr. Arnold Malerman
Dr. Rosenblatt as absolutely correct. Sealants are very effective. The cost of sealing every posterior tooth to prevent pit and fissure decay is less expensive, less invasive, and easier on the child, the Dentist, and the parent than having to do even one filling. Sealants and the many fluoride delivery systems have resulted in an amazing decrease in the infection known as dental caries.
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