Fissure sealants are a safe and painless way of protecting adult and kids’ teeth from tooth decay. It is a plastic coating that covers the chewing surfaces of the back of adult teeth. The sealant forms a hard shield that keeps food and bacteria from getting into the tiny grooves in the teeth.
Sealants used in conjunction with a comprehensive dental care routine that includes proper brushing, flossing, fluoride treatments, and a healthy diet, help maintain dental health. While brushing and flossing are critical components of any dental health regimen, sealants provide additional protection for the grooves and pits of the teeth. Our dentists recommend this preventative procedure for both adults and kids to keep your smile cavity-free for life.
What is a Fissure sealant?
Fissure sealants are the thin coating of white or clear dental materials applied to the fissures or pits of teeth. Most of the fissure sealants are applied to the chewing areas of the molar teeth. These sealants provide good protection from tooth decay by keeping food and plaque out of the groves. Your dentist will examine your teeth and let you know if you need fissure sealants or not?
How do fissure sealants help in protecting your teeth from decay?
With deep grooves and pits in the teeth, it is sometimes hard to remove the food and plaque from the teeth which can lead to tooth decay. Sealants help prevent decay by sealing the fissures and making it easier to keep your teeth clean with regular brushing. Children’s first permanent molar come through at the age of 6, at this age, it is hard for the children to effectively clean their teeth. Sealing these fissures can reduce the risk of tooth decay. Book Now