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Child Dentistry

Paediatric Dentistry

Treatment of children below the age of 9-10 years

Pits and Fissure Sealents

As teeth develop, deep crevices called “fissures" evolve. When two or more fissures join, a pit is created. Although daily brushing, rinsing and flossing can eliminate remaining food particles and plaque from the surfaces of the teeth, toothbrushes do not always reach the deeper pits leaving these areas once again exposed to harmful bacterias and their resulting acids. This is where tooth sealants can help.
In this process, the grooves in the teeth are sealed with a thin but hard plastic resin coating that effectively eliminates the potential for tooth decay. With no pain, no shots, no drilling, sealants are radically improving the health of our children and adult patients.