Your child’s path to excellent dental hygiene starts here. Regular dental check -ups can provide your child a good oral hygiene.
What to expect during the visit?
- Examine for oral injuries, cavities or other problems.
- Let you know if your child is at risk of developing tooth decay.
- Clean your child’s teeth and provide guidelines for daily care.
- Discuss teething, pacifier use, or finger/thumb sucking habits.
- Discuss treatment, if needed, and schedule the next check-up.
Pit & Fissure Sealants
The top surface of our teeth isn’t smooth enough, where our chewing takes place. They are cris-crossed with tiny hills and valleys popularly known as the pits and fissures. These are places where plaque and tartar build up, and your toothbrush can’t reach properly over there. Some of the pits and fissures are so narrow that even a single bristle from your toothbrush can't get deep inside to clean them out. An excellent way of preventing the cavities from developing in the pits and fissures is to seal them off with a special varnish called a pit and fissure sealant.
What is the procedure to fit in the pit and fissure sealant?
At first your dentist will determine whether you child require a pit and fissure sealant to protect the teeth from decay. Then the teeth will be cleaned first and a mild acid solution will be applied to scrape the surface and make it easier for the pit and fissure sealant to stick. This is totally a safe and painless procedure.
What are fissure sealants?
Fissure sealants are protective plastic coatings that help to prevent tooth decay when applied to the biting surfaces of newly erupted teeth.
- When a fissure sealant is properly placed into these grooves and fissures, it protects them from plaque and food particles. This prevents the teeth from decay.
- They can last for many years.