Children typically have dental sealants applied on permanent back teeth as soon as the teeth come in – protecting against tooth decay through the cavity-prone years of ages 6 to 14
Sealants are a thin plastic coating painted on the chewing surfaces of teeth that bonds to the pits and grooves. This helps shield the enamel of each tooth from the plaque and food particles that can settle in depressions and cause cavities.
Sealants can save time, money, and the discomfort sometimes associated with dental fillings. In addition, sealants can be clear, white, or slightly tinted, and usually aren't seen when a child talks or smiles.
Application is short and painless:
Your dental plan may provide benefits for sealants for children. Check your coverage details documents or call Humana Customer Care.
* Sources: The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
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