Care for childrens' teeth

   

Fissure sealant

The chewing surfaces of our back teeth are not flat - which means that food and bacteria can get trapped in the cracks and pits (called fissures). Dentists often suggest that these teeth are covered with a plastic coating to protect them and make cleaning easier.

It is a simple procedure, which is quick and easy to do. After making sure that the tooth is clean and dry, a mild conditioning solution is applied to prepare the tooth surface and to make sure the sealant will stick to it.

The sealant is then painted over the pits and fissures, and is "set" by a special blue light.