Pit and fissure sealants versus fluoride varnishes for preventing dental decay in the permanent teeth of children and adolescents.

  title={Pit and fissure sealants versus fluoride varnishes for preventing dental decay in the permanent teeth of children and adolescents.},
  author={Wafa A. Kashbour and Puneet Gupta and Helen V Worthington and Dwayne Boyers},
  journal={The Cochrane database of systematic reviews},
BACKGROUND Most of the detected increment in dental caries among children above the age of six years and adolescents is confined to occlusal surfaces of posterior permanent molars. Dental sealants and fluoride varnishes are much used to prevent caries. As the effectiveness of both interventions in controlling caries as compared with no intervention has been demonstrated previously, this review aimed to evaluate their relative effectiveness. It updates a review published originally in 2006 and… 

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