The pit and fissure of a tooth refer to the grooves found in molars and premolars. These grooves are often deep, making them tricky to clean and highly susceptible to decay. In fact, the majority of cavities in teeth originate in these grooves. Fortunately, there's a preventive solution: dental sealants. By applying a thin plastic coating to these grooves, we can help safeguard your teeth from decay and make them easier to maintain.
The process of applying sealants involves several steps to ensure effective protection:
While pit and fissure sealants cannot provide an absolute guarantee against future tooth decay, they significantly reduce the likelihood, especially in healthy teeth. To maintain this protection and keep your teeth safe from decay, it's crucial to uphold excellent oral hygiene practices. This includes regular brushing and flossing, maintaining a balanced diet, and scheduling routine dental and hygiene appointments.
At ABC Dental Care in Edmonton, we are committed to enhancing and preserving your dental health. Our skilled team, led by Dr. Monica Lau, is dedicated to providing you with top-notch preventive care, including pit and fissure sealants, to ensure your smile remains vibrant and healthy.
If you're interested in pit and fissure sealants or have questions about their benefits, don't hesitate to get in touch with us. Schedule an appointment today by calling (780) 486-0788, and visit our conveniently located office at 18250 89 Avenue NW in Edmonton, AB. Let's work together to protect your teeth and maintain your oral well-being.