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Low-Income Kids Suffer Due to Lack of Sealants
6.5 million low-income 6- to 11-year-olds lack dental sealants. If they were all to receive them, it would prevent 3.4 million cavities over four years, a recent study found. So why do regulations block kids from this simple treatment?
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Portion of low-income 6- to 11-year-olds that lack dental sealants, according to the latest data.

Sealants Stopped a Million Cavities in 10 Years?
The number of low-income children with sealants increased by about 70 percent in a recent 10-year period—preventing almost a million cavities, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
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