Preventing Caries in Children Using Pit & Fissure Sealants
One of the most common parenting struggle is to maintain their child’s oral hygiene.
Children are most likely to throw tantrum while brushing teeth hence, parents face many difficulty to get it done.
Consequences that may result from compromising daily brushing can increase the chances of developing caries.
Although, brushing and flossing remove debris and food waste from teeth surface, deeper and irregular areas like pits and fissures are less likely to get cleaned. Resultantly debris buries up within them eventually initiating caries .
Pit and fissure sealants overcome this problem by providing a physical barrier inhibiting accumulation of debri and thereby preventing caries.
It is a preventive measure administered on child patient who have potential risk of developing caries in future. They look quite natural with tooth anatomy and is completely aesthetic in appearance. As the procedure is fully painless , children find it comfortable and hassle free.
These sealants are dental cements and are placed on polished tooth over pits and grooves. They also release fluoride which helps to prevent tooth decay and also inhibits bacterial penetration. After sealant placement regular checkups should be performed on frequent intervals to have a better dental hygiene.