Fissure Sealants in Carterton

Fissure sealants are a safe and painless way of protecting your child’s teeth from tooth decay. A sealant is a protective coating, which is applied to the biting surfaces of the back teeth. The sealant forms a hard shield that keeps food and bacteria from getting into the fissures of the molar teeth, causing decay.

The process is quick, painless and straightforward, taking only a few minutes for each tooth. The tooth is thoroughly cleaned, prepared with a special solution, and dried. The liquid sealant is then applied and allowed to set hard with a light.

Sealants usually last for many years, but your dentist at Broadshres will want to check them regularly to make sure that the seal is still intact. They can wear over time, and sometimes your dentist will need to add or replace some sealant to be sure that no decay can start underneath it

Sealants are often applied as soon as the first permanent teeth start to come through. This is usually between 6 and 7 years of age.

If you would like to know more about the treatment, please ask your dentist at your next visit!

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