Fissure Sealants

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Filling the grooves

The deep grooves in the back molar teeth are called fissures. Young children can find these very hard to clean properly, leading to the development of cavities.

Fissure sealant is a liquid resin similar in consistency to nail polish, which flows into the back teeth to fill the grooves setting hard after a few minutes. This makes the tooth smooth and easier to clean, creating a protective barrier against plaque, bacteria and cavities.

It is a very simple, completely pain-free procedure, only taking a few minutes to do each tooth and will last for several years.

To ensure the fissures sealant is still in place as your child’s teeth develop it’s important you bring your child in to see the Glebe Dental team every six months.