A big Merry Xmas and a Happy New Year from the team at Tooth Co Kids.
We are closed for routine work from the 24th of December – 9th January, however if your child needs an urgent or emergency appointment our Smales Farm and Eastridge practices are open from 9am – 4pm daily. If you need to book an emergency or urgent appointment you can call Smales Farm on 094109971 or Eastridge on 095212021 or book online. We look forward to seeing you in 2023.
All molar teeth (baby and adult back teeth) have grooves which are naturally present in the teeth, these groves are called ‘fissures’. In some cases, these grooves are very deep and make it easier for the food / plaque to retain in these grooves causing the tooth to decay. Research heavily concludes that the use of fissure sealants in deep fissures reduces the risk of dental caries in mouth.
Fissure sealants are a preventive treatment for the teeth. Fissure sealants are a flowable resin material like the white filling material (composite) that helps prevent the food retention in the grooves. Early sealant of adult teeth can prevent a lifetime of fillings if well placed and maintained.