Put an end to tooth decay before it begins with the timely application of a fissure sealant.
Natural wear and tear on your teeth is a fact of life, but with our experienced team on your side, providing preventive dental treatments such as fissure sealants, you can protect yourself and your family from tooth decay.
What exactly is a fissure sealant?
The surfaces of molars and premolars are covered in pits and grooves called fissures. All perfectly natural. However, the bacteria (in plaque) that live in these grooves produce acid, which causes tooth decay.
The good news is, with the simple and painless application of a fissure sealant – a plastic coating that can only be applied by a dental professional – you can protect the surface of your teeth from plaque and acids, thereby preventing tooth decay.
Isn’t brushing enough to clean these grooves?
Unfortunately not. The bristles of a toothbrush are too large to reach into some of these grooves. Only by applying a sealant can we stop plaque causing damage.
When should fissure sealants first be applied?
Fissure sealants can make a big difference when applied to adult teeth, but, ideally, a sealant should first be applied at the age of six, then again at thirteen, soon after adult teeth have emerged.
How is a fissure sealant applied?
The teeth are thoroughly cleaned and dried, then the liquid sealant is applied and set with an ultraviolet light. Quick and painless.
At Keys Dental, we’re committed to preventive dental care, including regular hygienes (scale and clean) with our dental hygienist. But it all starts with a thorough examination with your dentist, so make an appointment today.