Whether you are prone to recurrent dental decay, or you wish to take precautions for your child’s new teeth, take preemptive action with Truly Dental to protect your teeth from decay with highly effective Fissure Sealants.
Our back teeth (known as the molars and pre-molars) naturally develop with deep grooves and pits on their chewing surface. Although for the vast majority of people these surfaces continue to develop as they grow until they are much more regularly shaped, during childhood these areas are very difficult to reach and keep properly clean with a toothbrush. Food, and therefore plaque, can become trapped here very easily, making the surfaces of the back teeth breeding grounds for bacteria – resulting in tooth decay.
Tooth decay and cavities which damage and break down the teeth’s enamel surface, are extremely common in these areas of the back teeth in both children and adults, because of the increased risk during this stage of growth. The prevalence of this problem led to the development of the routine, protective dental Fissure Sealant process.
Fissure Sealant is a plastic resin material that your dentist bonds into the pits and grooves of your tooth’s chewing surface. By filling in these irregularities, your tooth surface will be made much smoother and more regular and with that, far easier to keep clean; protecting your enamel from bacteria and decay, which can no longer reach the natural surface of the tooth.