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Fissure Sealants at Donnybrook Dental, Dentist in Dublin 4

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The pits and fissures of teeth make up only 12.5% of the tooth surface, but in children account for 90% of decay. These fissures are sometimes quite deep and cannot be properly reached by the bristles of a toothbrush. This leads to plaque stagnation in the area and can lead to dental decay. Fissure sealants are a plastic resin that bonds to the tooth surface, eliminating these fissures by flowing into the cracks before it sets. Fissure sealants have been show to reduce decay by 88% after 12 months and by 57% 48-54 months after placement. (Evidence Based Dentistry 2004;5(4):93-94)

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