Fissures are small grooves which occur in the back molars. Bacteria and plaque have a tendency to get stuck in these grooves, causing decay.
A fissure sealant is a material the dentist uses to cover the pits and grooves which have been eaten away by bacteria and plaque. This makes it easier to clean during brushing and food is less likely to get trapped easily. A fissure seal is recommended on children ages 6+ and generally the seals are placed on the molars.
If you feel you are facing any of these symptoms or would like to have a discussion with our dentist, please contact us to schedule an appointment on (07) 33982255 or