Fissure sealants are preventative dental treatment that will save your kids from enduring invasive and painful dental treatments in the future.
Fissures are grooves that naturally occur on the biting surfaces of molars and premolars. They can be very deep and hard to clean, so the food that is stuck there cannot be removed with a tooth brush. Trapped food in the fissures attracts bacteria and eventually the tooth will decay.
The fissures are more likely to decay in young children, so that’s why it’s important for those fissures to be sealed before the start to decay. The best time to apply fissure sealants is immediately after the permanent teeth appear.
Fissure sealants are plastic coatings that are applied on the biting surfaces of molars and premolars making them less succeptible to forming plaque and from decaying.
The treatment is completely painless and the sealed surfaces are one hundred percent protected. It is a treatment recomended for all children as soon as their molars and premolars errupt.