Teeth fissure sealing
Teeth fissure sealing prevents tooth decay. Teeth fissure sealants are recommended especially at the fresh-erupted permanent molars. Their occlusal morphology of ridges and groves helps bacterial plaque accumulation and tooth decay initiation. It’s a painless procedure, no need for anesthetic.
What is fluoride prophylaxis?
Fluoride prophylaxis consists of the surface application of fluoride gel periodically in order to improve the crystal structure of tooth enamel. Improving the structure of the enamel makes the tooth more resistant to the acid attacks of the bacteria that cause dental caries. Particular care should be taken in applying the amount of fluoride, or when swallowing significant amounts of fluoride-containing toothpastes, as an excessive amount can lead to the formation of Fluorosis (white pigmentation on the tooth surface).