Teeth have uneven recesses on their biting surfaces, the back teeth have fissures known as grooves and some front teeth have cingulum pits. These pits and fissures are most vulnerable to tooth decay, generally because food sticks in them and they are hard-to-clean areas.
Dental sealants are a preventive treatment that is part of the minimal intervention dentistry approach to dental care which is done by placing a sealant material in these pits and fissures to fill them in.
Dental sealants are mainly used for kids who are at a high risk of tooth decay. These sealants are placed as soon as the adult molar teeth come through. The sealant is like a physical barricade to protect your child’s natural tooth surface and grooves, and create a resistance for the build-up of bacteria and food stuck within such fissures and pits.
Dental sealants also provide a smooth surface to let saliva, the natural protector and the toothbrush bristles, access to clean the teeth without much hassle. This treatment prevents or stops the process of tooth decay that would lead to cavities, before it reaches a stage that would need intervention.
Al Sawai is one of the best medical centres in Oman, to get this preventive treatment done for your child. You can book an appointment or visit us directly at our hospital for a consult.