Fissure Sealants Glen Waverley

In Australia, around 50 per cent of children who are 5 to 6 years old have a history of tooth decay, and that is what makes this dental problem a prevalent health concern in Australian children.

Visiting a dental professional is an effective way to prevent the threat of tooth decay and help your child enjoy a lifetime of healthy smiles.

One of the best and most effective ways to protect your child’s teeth from decay is dental fissure sealant.

A dental fissure sealant is a tooth coloured liquid that forms a protective barrier on the chewing surfaces of molar teeth to prevent the formation of cavities in their early years. 

How Fissure Sealants Work

The deep grooves of permanent molar teeth are called fissures. As the teeth mature, the narrow cracks and grooves naturally develop. Most children have a hard time cleaning these areas properly, which can cause them to develop cavities.

Since fissures are hard to clean, the bacteria will thrive and more food debris will get trapped, inevitably leading to tooth decay. That’s why dentists recommend sealing the fissures as soon as the permanent tooth starts to break through the gum line. This usually occurs when the child is 6 or 7 years old.

Fissure sealant is made of a liquid resin that matches the colour of the tooth and resembles the consistency of nail polish. The procedure is fast, painless and non- invasive, which is really ideal for children and also for adults. The sealants produce a protective barrier by bonding to grooves and covering the natural depressions in the teeth.

The Procedure

  • The tooth that requires sealant is cleaned and dried

  • The chewing surface of the tooth is prepared to accept the sealant

  • Using a small brush, the sealant is applied on the tooth

  • The treatment is hardened using a concentrated beam of ultraviolet light

The Benefits of Fissure Sealants

Tooth decay can be a serious dental problem if left untreated. This can lead to gum diseasebad breath, tooth discolouration and tooth loss. Therefore, preventing dental caries in the first place is crucial before the complications develop. Here’s how you and your child can benefit from fissure sealants:

  • Reduces the development of tooth decay by up to 90 to 100 per cent

  • Sealants are good for both children and adults.

  • A person who suffers from dry mouth can get extra protection from fissure sealants, making them less susceptible to tooth decay and cavities.

  • An excellent preventive treatment, which can help you avoid costly and extensive dental procedures due to various dental issues.

  • Makes your teeth easier to clean, thereby improving your oral hygiene

  • Due to its colour, fissure sealants are less noticeable and are aesthetically pleasing 

Fissure Sealants in Glen Waverley

Learn how you and your child can benefit from fissure sealants in Glen Waverley. Dental sealant treatment is a very simple and painless procedure that provides amazing preventive care to permanent molar back teeth. Tooth decay is a preventable oral health problem and you can start this by visiting your Glen Waverley dentist at EK Dental Surgery, and let us see how we can protect your smile with fissure sealants. We only use high-quality materials for our dental treatments and perform the procedure with skill and proficiency.

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Fissure Sealants in Glen Waverley

Contact EK Dental Surgery now at (03) 9887 8787 or make an appointment online.

We are located at 230 Springvale Road in Glen Waverley.

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Charmaine Oberoi
Charmaine Oberoi
Had a wisdom tooth extracted by Dr Lydia Tseng a month ago. Was extremely nervous but she was so very kind and gentle, I dare say I was pleasantly surprised with the entire procedure. All thanks to this super patient dentist. Thank you so much. I might actually be nearly happy about my next visit 🤞🏼😆
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Sudan Chakravarthy
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joanne lin
Our family have already attended the EK dental surgery with Dr. Lydia for a couple of years. Dr. Lydia is our best choice after compared with other dentists, especially on children’s dental care. She is very patient and very professional on children’s noncooperation. She explained the treatment clearly and given us good advice. She is always gentle when checked teeth. She used a lot of strategies to help my son for relaxing and be comfortable while filling a tooth. My son was very resistant to see dentist because he had a bad experience in another clinics before, but Dr. Lydia was very patient and given my son a lot encouragement. I highly recommended Dr. Lydia
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