As part of the natural design of our teeth, our back teeth have grooves or fissures (cracks) to some degree on the chewing surfaces.
This makes the cleaning these teeth very difficult, making them more susceptible to a build-up of plaque or decay.
Even with the finest bristles of a toothbrush and the best brushing technique, food particles and bacteria can still get in, and if not removed over time can damage and possibly decay the tooth.
A fissure sealant is a great preventative measure to minimise dental decay at any age. It is a quick, non-invasive and painless treatment option that can dramatically reduce the likelihood of developing decay. It is a biocompatible plastic coating which is applied by the dentist to protect your teeth by sealing up these cracks.
- Are a great preventative dental treatment for children who still haven’t mastered the art of correct brushing.
- May help protect children and adult teeth against extensive dental treatment in the future.
If you are interested in further information regarding fissure sealants or wish to organise an assessment for you or a member of your family, please contact us to arrange an appointment.
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