On paper, the idea of dental sealants seems terrific.
In reality, they can be a nightmare. Read my story below.
By first, why this blog? I have found that public information about dental sealants is very one-sided. Sealants are glowingly presented as the "wonder way" to prevent cavities - and all children today in the U.S. are advised to get them. I want to make sure people are not misinformed about the dental sealants - people need to know the downside of them.
I also want to gather the stories of other people who have problems with sealants, and find dentists who can describe the pitfalls of dental sealants.
There are two sides to every story - I want to make sure the public knows the "other" side of dental sealants. They are not all that they are cracked up to be. They do NOT completely prevent decay - in fact, they can make the problem much worse.
Like I said, read on for my story.