Pit and Fissure Sealants for Preventing Dental Decay in Permanent Teeth

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Systematic Review

Source: The Cochrane Collaborative

Last Reviewed: July 2017

Workgroups: Oral Health Workgroup

In this Cochrane systemic review, the Cochrane Collaborative found that resin-based sealant is effective in preventing tooth decay in children for up to 4 years. The review included studies that compared resin-based sealant to no sealant in children ages 5 to 10 years. There isn’t enough evidence supporting the effectiveness of ionomer‐based sealant compared to no sealant.

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Ahovuo‐Saloranta  A, Forss  H, Walsh  T, Nordblad  A, Mäkelä  M, Worthington  HV. (2017). Pit and fissure sealants for preventing dental decay in permanent teeth. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2017 (7). DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD001830.pub5