At Advance Dental Clinic, we’re always keen to highlight the benefit of preventative dental treatments. We want all our patients, young and old to have beautiful, healthy smiles. If you have children, we offer a range of general dental services, including fissure sealant treatment. Prevention is always better than cure, so why not let us tell you more about fantastic fissure sealants.
About fissure sealant treatment
Fissure sealant treatment is a preventative technique, which we use to reduce the risk of children developing dental decay. On the surface of the teeth, there may be tiny cracks and pits known as fissures. These fissures can trap food and bacteria, increasing the risk of plaque forming, and cavities developing. The aim of fissure sealants is to create a barrier, which prevents anything from getting stuck in the fissures. The sealant forms a protective coating, which decreases the risk of decay and helps to keep children free from dental pain.
Fissure sealants are used routinely, and the procedure is quick and painless. The sealant is applied to the teeth at the back of the mouth. Before the tooth is sealed, the dentist will clean the mouth thoroughly. The sealant is then applied to the tooth surface. At this stage, it is in liquid form. Your dentist will then use a bright light source to set the sealant. Once the tooth has been sealed, it will be protected against harmful bacteria and there’s no risk of food getting stuck in the tiny grooves.
This treatment doesn’t involve any pain at all, and it takes minutes. Our dental team has experience in caring for children, and we do everything we can to make young patients feel relaxed, and to make the experience as fun and stress-free as possible.
If you have young children, they could benefit from fissure sealants. If you’d like to find out more or book an appointment, call us today!