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Did You Know?

Did You Know? is a weekly feature from the Office for State, Tribal, Local and Territorial Support to inform your prevention activities. We invite you to read, share, and take action!

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October 21, 2016

  • Dental sealants prevent 80% of cavities in the back teeth (molars), where most cavities occur.
  • School-aged children without dental sealants have almost 3 times more cavities than those with sealants―according to the latest Vital Signs report.
  • States can protect millions more children from cavities by starting or expanding dental sealant programs in schools.
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