Healthy primary teeth are crucial for development of speech, effective chewing for nutrient absorption, appearance and the overall well-being to help build up their self confidence. We believe that a child’s fist visit to the dentist office should be a pleasant and fun experience, so as to ensure inculcate good oral hygiene habits for a healthy smile.
Fissure Sealant is a special material used by dentists to seal pits and fissures. “Pits” are deep holes and “Fissures” are grooves that can be found on the chewing surfaces of the molar and pre-molar teeth naturally. Food debris and bacteria tend to get into the pits and fissures and are not easily cleaned away by toothbrushing. Decay will then develop and form cavities in the tooth. Fissure sealant is a special material are applied easily and painlessly on the biting surface. No drilling is required. The tooth are properly cleaned, treated, dried, and the sealant applied. It then hardens to form a protective coating over the tooth.
Fissure sealant is recommended for both adults and children. For children, it may be applied for milk molar teeth at about 3-4 years old, first molar teeth at about 6-7 years old, second molar teeth at about 11-13 years old, and incisors between ages 9-13 years old.