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Fissure Sealants

Child and mother at reception deskAt Six Twelve Family Dental, we love supporting the dental health of all ages. Not all dentists see children, but we enjoy having our youngest patients in the clinic. It’s important that they learn about proper oral hygiene and feel comfortable in a dental office. Otherwise, they may develop a fear of the dentist when they get older.

There is a range of dental treatments that we offer to our youngest patients. One such option is a fissure sealant. Though we most often supply this service to children, it may be suitable for adults depending on their needs.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a fissure sealant?

A dental sealant or fissure sealant is a plastic dental material similar to a filling. It is applied to the deep pits and fissures of the back teeth. The chewing surface of these teeth is particularly susceptible to cavities since it can be hard to reach into these areas with your brush.

A sealant protects the enamel of your teeth by stopping food from sticking to the grooves. It reduces the chance of bacteria and plaque building up.

What is the process of getting a fissure sealant?

The procedure of having a fissure sealant applied is simple and easy. The tooth is cleaned and prepared. Then, a material is placed on the back teeth. An ultraviolet light is applied that cures the material into place. Finally, the material is flattened out, creating a surface that is easy to brush.

Who should get fissure sealants?

Fissure sealants are appropriate for anyone who has deep crevices in their teeth. These grooves mean that you’re at risk of developing decay. A fissure sealant Hurlstone Park makes it easier for you to clean your teeth and have good oral hygiene.

How long does a fissure sealant last?

A fissure sealant will last for a few years. The amount of time is dependent on the patient’s oral hygiene and diet. For example, if you drink a lot of sugary beverages, the sealant won’t last as long.

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Make sure that you have a healthy, bright smile for years to come. Contact our team today to schedule an appointment for your routine checkup!

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Fissure Sealants Hurlstone Park, Dulwich Hill, Ashbury NSW| (02) 9558 6656

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