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Dental Sealants Prevent Cavities

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently announced that dental sealants can prevent 80% of childhood cavities, but most kids don’t get them.

“Dental sealants can be an effective and inexpensive way to prevent cavities, yet only one in three low-income children currently receive them. School-based sealant programs are an effective way to get sealants to children.”

“The CDC says that 20 percent of kids and teenagers have untreated dental decay by the time they are 19. Kids with constant toothaches cannot eat properly and have trouble paying attention at school.”

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