If you take a peek at your child’s back teeth you will see they have lots of deep fissures that are great at trapping bacteria and food particles. These fissures can be pretty difficult to clean which is why we recommend sealing them completely with fissure sealants.
Banishing Cavities from Back Teeth
By sealing the chewing surfaces of healthy back teeth, we can prevent cavities from forming in these vulnerable surfaces. Treatment is quick and we do not need to use any local anaesthetic as it is completely painless.
All we need to do is paint the sealant onto clean tooth surfaces where it will form a very thin but tough layer of colourless plastic that will not interfere with their bite. Fissure sealants are hard-wearing and long-lasting, although we can re-apply them if they become worn and chipped.
This is a great preventative dental care treatment but it can only be applied to teeth that do not have any cavities, which is why we recommend its use soon after your child’s adult teeth have erupted. For more information on fissure sealants, please speak to our friendly dental team on (07) 5442 2136. Woombye Dental is located 31 Blackall Street, Woombye QLD 4559.