Unfortunately, there is no possibility to provide 100% tooth decay prevention. But such services as the sealing of fissures offered by modern dental clinics are able to provide protection from this disease. It is especially important for children, whose teeth are only forming and have less resistance against the diseases.
What are the fissures on our teeth? They are deep pits, cracks and other signs of the uneven surface of the back teeth. The incisors and fangs have no such relief. This surface is difficult to clean properly. The tartar gathers in pits and bacteria start multiplying there. This leads to the tooth decay development.
How exactly do they seal those pits? The doctor fills them with a special sealant that makes the tooth surface smooth and does not leave space for the bacteria to gather in. Your mouth hygiene becomes more effective. Such services exist for children and adults too.
What are the components of the sealing procedure?
Removal of plaque and food remains from the surface of the tooth
Drying the tooth surface for the full isolation from saliva
Cleaning the fissures
Filling the fissures with liquid sealant
Radiation to make the sealant harden
Removal of the sealant’s excess and polishing the tooth surface
In adults, the procedure is the same as in children. The price of it is quite affordable. It does not bring any discomfort or painful feelings. That is why children usually tolerate it well and stay calm during the procedure.
The sealant stays on the surface of the tooth for a couple of years. It depends on the individual features to predict how long they will last. It does not mean that during this time you can be sure that the teeth of your child are safe. Still, regular visits to the dentist are a necessary part of the basic care of your child’s health. A proper health control is the best prevention method for your child.