Pit & Fissure Sealants
A sealant is a clear or opaque plastic material that is applied to the pits and fissures of teeth where decay occurs most often. It is a clear or shaded plastic resin material that is applied to the chewing surface/ grooves of the back teeth, which is the most common place for food lodgement in children & in turn for cavities to develop. The sealant acts as a barrier to food, plaque & acid, thus protecting the child’s teeth. Ideally, all 1st permanent molars that erupt at around 6 years of age should be sealed.
Your child needs regular dental check-ups.
It is very important for kids to get regular dental check-ups. Only your dentist can detect whether you have a cavity that needs to be filled. Ignoring cavities can lead to infections, and serious health problems. During your child’s regular dental visit, we also check their overall dental health, growth and alignment of teeth, and help them adopt healthy habits. We at Skin ‘n Smiles are very experienced in paediatric dental cases, and make sure to provide the best level of comfort and care to our young patients!