What is a fissure sealant?
The fissures of our teeth are the deep bits on the biting surface. When particularly deep or when we are at higher risk of decay we can flow a fissure sealant in to make them easier to clean. These are made from a flowable white filling material.
My child eats good food so why are they still getting decay?
Any source of food can cause decay if they are eating too frequently. Acid attacks caused from eating or drinking cause decay, so snacking must be limited. We recommend aiming for 5 meals a day, breakfast, lunch dinner and 2 snacks, all spread equally throughout the day.