Children are especially vulnerable to tooth decay. Getting dental sealants for them can make their early brushing habits easier and prevent cavities.
Dental fissure sealants are defined as a preventive dental treatment. Our dental hygienist will place a resin material in the pits and fissures of chewing surfaces. Usually, primary or permanent molar & premolar teeth, at the back of the mouth are treated.
These molar teeth are considered the most susceptible teeth to dental decay or cavities. Unfortunately, the anatomy of the chewing surfaces of these teeth, inhibits protection from saliva and fluoride and instead favours plaque accumulation.
Placing a resin material into these teeth provides a protection against dental decay.
Better Safe than Sorry
Once a cavity forms in a tooth it will require a dental restoration in order to repair the damage, which can be expensive.
Prevention is better than Cure!
Couple Dental fissure sealants with helping your kids develop good oral hygiene habits is giving them a gift for life.