You may think you’ve outgrown the tendency to get cavities, but according to the CDC, 91% of people over the age of 20 have had cavities at some point in their adult lives. Of course, there are many preventive steps you can take to avoid cavities, including daily brushing and flossing and regular dental cleanings and checkups. Today, we’ll consider two other effective options for cavity prevention: Sealants and fluoride treatments.
Sealants provide a protective barrier on the pits and grooves of the chewing surfaces of your teeth. Fluoride treatments strengthen enamel and can help prevent cavities from forming. Both cavity prevention treatments are acceptable for children and adults. Here are some fascinating statistics about these two cavity-fighting superheroes:
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