Health Tip: Sealing Teeth to Help Prevent Cavities

(HealthDay News) -- Coating the molars with a special covering can help thwart bacteria and prevent cavities, dental health experts say.

The American Dental Association says a dental sealant can:

  • Provide a protective covering for teeth against bacteria that feed on food particles.
  • Prevent bacteria from creating acids that produce holes in the teeth.
  • Supplement regular brushing and flossing, reducing the risk of cavities by about 80 percent.

-- Diana Kohnle

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