One of the most important ways to keep your smile beautiful is to avoid dental decay. Dental decay occurs when your teeth’s outer layers, enamel and dentine, are damaged by the acids produced when you eat or drink sugars. This decay is most likely to affect the biting surfaces and areas in between your teeth. Whilst decay can usually be repaired, a far better approach is to protect your teeth. Regular brushing and hygienist appointments are vital for this protection but our experienced dentists sometimes also recommend fissure sealants.
Fissure sealants are a recognised and non-invasive way of protecting your teeth and preventing tooth decay. During treatment, a protective coating layer is applied to biting surfaces and back teeth. This layer successfully creates a shield that will keep food and bacteria out and protect teeth from acid attack. Before recommending fissure sealants, our Mac Dental team will take into account the overall health of your mouth and any issues you might be having with existing tooth decay. We offer this pain free, preventative treatment at our modern dental surgery in Macclesfield. It is one of our least invasive treatments and your eating and speech will not be impacted at all by the procedure. The benefits of fissure sealant treatment include:
The stronger and healthier your teeth are, the brighter your smile will be. Protecting your family’s teeth from the damaging impact of tooth decay requires commitment to a daily routine of brushing and flossing and regular dental hygiene and therapy visits. Fissure sealants can further reduce the risk of decay and add an additional layer of protection to your smile.
If you are concerned about tooth decay and don’t like the idea of fillings for yourself or your family, fissure sealants might be the right preventative treatment. Make an appointment to discuss your options at our Macclesfield dental surgery.