PIT & FISSURE SEALANT
Dental decay prevention in kids is important. Good oral hygiene habits and proper care are the best ways to prevent their teeth. You can also choose to get dental sealants for kids as they can prevent dental decay.
What are dental sealants, and what do they do?
Dental sealants are a painless and effective approach to protect your teeth from deterioration. A sealant is a protective coating that is put to the back teeth’ biting surfaces. The sealant acts as a barrier, preventing food and bacteria from entering the microscopic crevices in the teeth and causing decay.
Is dental sealant used on all of your teeth?
Only the back teeth, the molars, and the premolars are treated with sealants. On their biting surfaces, these teeth have ‘pits’ (small hollows) and ‘fissures’ (grooves). After examining your teeth and determining whether the fissures are deep enough for sealing to help, your dental experts will inform you which teeth should be sealed. Some teeth have deep grooves that must be sealed, whereas others have shallow grooves that do not require sealing.
How will fissure sealants affect the feel of my teeth?
The tongue can detect anything new that is placed in the mouth. There is no irritation with fissure sealants since they are very thin and just cover the pits and fissures of molar teeth.
How important is brushing and flossing after sealants have been put to the teeth?
Brushing and flossing are essential for optimal dental health. Dental sealants are a part of a child’s preventative dentistry program and are only intended to prevent tooth decay in the future.
What happens if a sealant is applied to a small cavity by mistake?
There’s no need to be concerned because the cavity won’t spread because it won’t have access to food or germs.
Is applying sealants a difficult dental procedure?
No. The administration of sealants is a quick and painless dental treatment. It simply takes one visit to the dentist, and no tooth structure is removed or drilled.
What can I do to avoid dental caries or cavities?
- Brush your teeth on a regular basis.
- Consume a low-sugar diet.
- Use water, toothpaste, or salt that has a small bit of fluoride in it.
- Brush your teeth at least twice a day, once in the morning and once before night.
- Once a day, floss your teeth. This cleans out any bacteria or food particles caught between the teeth.