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Dental caries often begins on the chewing surfaces of the molars. However, a dentist can help prevent tooth decay or reduce morbidity by using sealants.

Dental plaque is the cause of tooth decay. It is a thin, sticky, colorless film composed mostly of bacteria that constantly builds up on teeth. The moment sugar-containing foods enter the mouth, plaque bacteria produce acid, which acts on the tooth enamel. After repeated “acid attacks” the enamel is destroyed and a cavity is formed.

A sealant is a transparent or white material that is applied to the chewing surfaces of molars. The sealant acts as a barrier to protect the tooth surface from plaque acid.

Fissures are formed on the chewing surface of the teeth during the eruption and development of teeth. They cannot be kept perfectly clean as the toothbrush bristles do not reach the bottom.

Fissures are good places for plaque and food debris. The sealant forms a thin film over the fissure, preventing food from penetrating it, and the risk of caries is reduced.

Most often, sealants are used in kids’ dentistry. Fissure sealing can be effectively combined with the local application of fluoride preparations, which maximally combat caries on smooth surfaces.

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Children’s smiles are very precious and deserve gentle care combined with exceptional skills and years of experience. We are committed to being the best pediatric dentists — that’s why our dentistry services are designed with your kid’s specific needs in mind. We would like your children to look forward to trips to our office, that’s why we focus on making their visits positive and enjoyable.

We treat your children as if they were our own, and strive to provide the most caring, quality environment possible to make your child’s dental experience the best it can be. We want our office to be your “dental home” from the time your child is an infant to an adult, so you will always know where to go for all your dental needs.