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Synonyms for sealant

a kind of sealing material that is used to form a hard coating on a porous surface (as a coat of paint or varnish used to size a surface)

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Basic pediatric dental preventive services include dental prophylaxis (teeth cleaning), topical fluoride application, and dental sealants. There is no evidence that dental prophylaxis is effective in preventing dental caries (Badersten, Egelberg, and Koch 1975; Azarpazhooh and Main 2009; Sampson 2010).
Cavities and fillings were approximately three times more likely among low-income children aged 7-11 years whose teeth were not treated with dental sealants, compared to those treated with sealants, based on data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) for 2011-2014.
Cavities and fillings were approximately three times more likely among low-income children aged 7-11 years whose teeth were not treated with dental sealants, compared with those treated with sealants, based on data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) for 2011-2014.
From 1999-2004 to 2011-2014, overall prevalence of dental sealant use increased from 31.1%-43.6% (Table 2); increased by 16.2 percentage points to 38.7% (relative increase of 72.0%) among low-income children; and increased by 8.8 percentage points (relative increase of 22.6%) among higher-income children.
This report focuses on the number of children who received any dental service in the federal fiscal year, any preventive dental service (e.g., dental cleaning or application of dental sealants), or any dental treatment service (e.g., filling a cavity).
Children's Free Dental Sealant Clinic - Annual event will be Saturday at Lane Community College Dental Clinic, 4000 E.
"Since the early 1990s, school-based dental sealant programs have become much more common and have greatly reduced the burden of tooth decay in children and adolescents," Maas says.
A dental sealant is a thin plastic coating that is professionally applied to the surfaces of molar teeth to prevent cavities.
Each subject received one of two brands of dental sealant manufactured by two well-established dental equipment and material supply firms.
Objective: to estimate the prevalence of pit and fissure sealants on first permanent molars in twelve year olds living in Puerto Rico and to further evaluate dental sealant prevalence by 1) urban/rural and public/ private school status as well as 2) gender;
Increased public awareness of dental sealants, and improved communication between parents and oral health professionals, will help parents make informed decisions about dental sealant placement for their children.[9]