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FISSURE SEALANTS

Shellharbour City Dental provides you with a full range of dental treatment options and gives you the information you need to enable you to make the best possible decision about your dental needs, or emergency dental treatment .

Some teeth will naturally have pits, groves or crevices that create an area that traps plaque and is at higher risk than usual of forming a hole in the tooth. If an area such as this is evident then your dentist may recommend a fissure sealant. This is a process to seal or cover the defect in the tooth so that it is less likely to trap plaque and food debris and as such reduce the risk of developing a hole in the area. Fissure sealants are a simple process that just requires the tooth to be cleaned or lightly prepared prior to the application of the preventative sealant onto the tooth surface.

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