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Fissure Sealants In Noosa

Dentist demonstrating proper brushing to little boyThe deep grooves (fissures) and pits that cover the chewing surfaces of back teeth are some of the most cavity-prone areas in you and your child’s mouth. Fortunately, there’s a way to block out tooth decay before it starts. With fissure sealants, you can lower your risk of cavities and make it easier to clean your teeth with a toothbrush.

What Are They?

Fissure sealants are clear or white-coloured protective coatings placed over healthy enamel. They prevent acids, bacteria and food particles from lodging within deep fissures, which toothbrushes cannot reach.

These coatings are not permanent like a filling. Rather, they’re preventative procedures that may require occasional touching up. Do your best to avoid sticky foods, which can pull the protective layer off the tooth.

When Should My Child
Get Them?

We recommend placing pit and fissure sealants on permanent molars as soon as they’ve erupted. These teeth typically come in around the ages of 6 and 12, respectively. However, adults can also choose to get sealants if they like.

As long as they’re carefully maintained, most of these preventative coatings can last several years or well into your child’s adulthood.

What to Expect

In most cases, we place sealants during your routine scale and clean appointment. They take only a few minutes per tooth and do not require any local anaesthetic. Aside from feeling water and air, there’s little to expect!

First, we’ll use a few pieces of cotton to keep the tooth isolated. Next, a gentle etch is used to roughen the outer layer of enamel. After several seconds, we’ll rinse the tooth and thoroughly dry it. Finally, we’ll apply the sealant material and cure it with a bright light. While it can feel a little funny to bite down on at the beginning, after a few days, things should feel back to normal.

Stop Cavities Before They Start

Fissure sealants are an essential part of our preventative dental care strategy. By combatting the risk of tooth decay before it starts, you can enjoy fewer appointments and pay for less treatment over time. These protective coatings are ideal for anyone with deep grooves in their teeth, especially families with a higher risk of cavities.

Book an Appointment

Contact Morton Dental today to schedule an appointment. Be sure to find out if you (or your child) qualifies for fissure sealants.

* Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.


Fissure Sealants Noosa Heads, Noosa Junction, Noosaville, QLD | (07) 5455 3577