What is fluorine application & fissure sealant application?
Primarily, any intervention performed to prevent the disease before the disease occurs is called "prophylaxis (preventive treatment)". We can count fluoride applications and fissure sealants as prophylactic procedures performed to prevent caries formation.
Fluorine is an element, in order to strengthen the structure of dental hard tissues; It is widely used in many forms. By adding it into daily use agents such as toothpastes, oral care waters and dental floss; It is frequently used both with professional applications such as gel and varnish performed by dentists. With these applications, fluorine adds to the structure of the tooth, making it resistant to external factors and preventing caries from occurring.
Pit-like formations on the chewing surfaces of molars are called "fissures". If these formations, ie fissures, are deep, they cause the plaque (food residues, microorganisms, etc.) to hold for a long time and therefore the teeth to decay. The procedures we carry out to shallow these deep structures and thus prevent the formation of caries are called "fissure sealants".