Dental Sealants are Effective and Safe for your Children Studies show
January 24, 2019
I am not sure when it ever became a question whether one should have dental sealants placed on your child's teeth. There must have been an article in some magazine or some crazy television show which called into question their use. But really this is a no brainer. There are many studies that validate the effectiveness of dental sealants. The ADA and the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry just published two new systematic reviews of their effectiveness. They are effective in preventing decay in the pit and fissures of the molar teeth, Children are 80% less prone to develop cavities when their teeth are sealed. Perhaps some people were worried about exposure to BPA with the placement of dental sealants. Research recently published by the ADA Science Institute has shown them to have less BPA than many foods, drinks, sunscreen, shampoo, body wash, and many other household materials. So they are safe also. If you can prevent one filling in your child's mouth that is one less filling that will eventually need replacement which could mean less dentistry needed over their lifetime. The choice is yours but I made sure my kid's teeth were sealed when they erupted and it has worked well for them.