The chewing surfaces of your teeth are not smooth and flat; you can feel the deep grooves in them when you rub your tongue over them. These grooves in your teeth are called pits for the deepest ones and fissures for the smaller.
In these areas (your pits and fissures), plaque can build up and sometimes, even with the right toothbrushing technique, your toothbrush just cannot get into these narrow areas to clean them out.
To prevent plaque and tartar building up in the pits and fissures of your teeth, your dentist can apply a special material called Fissure Sealant.
Fissure Sealant when it is being applied, flows into the pits and fissures of your teeth, before it is set to a hard ‘resin like’ finish. The sealant forms a protective barrier between your tooth enamel and plaque to prevent decay and getting holes in your teeth that need fillings.
Fissure Sealant is a great preventative dental therapy for children and individuals who have particularly deeply pitted teeth or genetically more easily prone to tooth decay in their back teeth.
Ask your dentist about whether Fissure Sealant could be helping you maintain health teeth, or phone Dental Care Professionals for a appointment to evaluate your teeth.
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