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to seal the molars or not?

Posted by on Sep. 18, 2013 at 7:07 PM
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At DDs dental appt they said her 6 yr molars were coming in and asked me if I wanted to get them sealed. I asked what they did, they said its basically like painting your nails, its a coating that will protect her teeth from getting cavities. I said okay and we scheduled it, because I was like cool, they can just put a coating on her teeth and shes good to go?

Shes already pretty anal about brushing multiple times a day and she has no signs of decay, just an underbite. Ive now read up on it and I am not quite sure what I want. Basically they are putting something on her teeth to damage them to create a rough surface, and then putting the coating on them, then using the blue light to set it.. and there is a 50% failure rate within 5 years anyway? What? Is it really worth it?
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lucky2Beeme
by Ruby Member on Sep. 18, 2013 at 7:12 PM

my boys had it done and never had cavities. Therefor I'm all for it.

glorytojehovah
by on Sep. 18, 2013 at 7:13 PM

All four of mine had it done. No cavities here.

danijean
by Gold Member on Sep. 18, 2013 at 7:15 PM
We did it, it was covered by insurance so why not it literally took 5 minutes to do. Also even if you brush you can still get cavaties.
turtlesquish23
by Platinum Member on Sep. 18, 2013 at 7:15 PM
I got mine sealed and only got one cavity
PinkButterfly66
by Ruby Member on Sep. 18, 2013 at 7:16 PM

I'd be worried about the contents of the coating.  My daughter doesn't have it.

KelliansMom
by Platinum Member on Sep. 18, 2013 at 7:16 PM
I had mine sealed as a kid. But I chewed ice a lot so I had to have them redone. I only ended up with one cavities on one molar.
quickbooksworm
by Ruby Member on Sep. 18, 2013 at 7:17 PM
Yes absolutely. I was a dental assistant and did several every day. I even did my son's.
alexsmomaubrys2
by Ruby Member on Sep. 18, 2013 at 7:18 PM

Absolutely! DH had his teeth sealed and never had a cavity. Both of our children have had their teeth sealed. It was covered 100% by our insurance too. 

Ivsleep
by Bronze Member on Sep. 18, 2013 at 7:19 PM
My 2 older kids have had it done and have had no cavities since.
mmtosam06
by Gold Member on Sep. 18, 2013 at 7:19 PM
My daughter had hers done
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