Sealants help prevent tooth decay by creating a barrier between the tooth and decay-causing bacteria, and when combined with a regular oral hygiene routine can help prevent cavities. According to a U.S. Surgeon General’s report on oral health, sealants can reduce decay by more than 70 percent.
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3. National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research. “Seal Out Tooth Decay,” https://www.nidcr.nih.gov/sites/default/files/2017-11/seal-out-tooth-decay-parents.pdf
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