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I have a seven-year-old that brushes twice a day and we're just wondering if it would be a good idea to have their baby molars sealed? To date they have had no cavities.
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Dentist: Eric Goldstein, Doctor replied 7 months ago
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Hello. My names is Doctor Goldstein and I just read through your question.

As long as the dental exams have been ok and teeth are being brushed twice per day, there really is no need to do this.

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Dentist: Beth Dorian, Dentist (DDS or equivalent) replied 7 months ago
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Not necessary to seal baby molars. But, by the age of 7, the first molars (permanent teeth) have probably erupted by now. It's not a bad idea to have those sealed if they have deep grooves that collect plaque easily.

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