Composite fissure sealant safety?

Very safe but. Sealants manufactured in the us are safe to place on teeth and can be very beneficial. I recently read an artiicle in a peer review magazine that some sealants manufactured outside the us had detectable levels of bisphenol a (bpa) in extreamly low levels. Bpa from composite fillings and sealents manufactured outside the us should be avoided since there is some concern.

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What is composite fissure sealant?

Protects . A fissure sealnat is a resin that is flowed over the deep grooves on the chewing surfaces of teeth. By sealing the grooves it creates a barrier to bacteria and sugar from infiltrating uncleansable areas and protects against caviity formation. Also sealants create a smooth surface that is much easier for the patient to keep clean. Read more...
Cavity prevention. Posterior permanent teeth have deep grooves and crevices on the chewing surface. This is the most common area to get a cavity on these teeth. Dental sealants are a composite material that is flowed into these areas to make them "shallow valleys" so food and bacteria can't get stuck in these grooves, thus making it harder to get a cavity. Sealants are cost effective and easy for the patient. Read more...
Cavity Reduction. It's a resin material placed on the biting surfaces of teeth to reduce the risk of developing dental decay. Read more...

How long after getting a fissure sealant can I eat food?

Soon . Usually as soon as you can find some food. They are completely hard when the dentist or hygienist is finished. Read more...
Almost immediatly. If you are having a light cured, composite sealant placed (which most are) you can eat right away. I suggest no really sticky or gummy foods for about 24 hours. Read more...
As Soon As You Want. Dental sealants are typically hardened with a light. So once you leave the dental office, they are completely set. Read more...

What is the definition or description of: fissure sealant?

A preventive adjunct. Pit and fissure sealants are preventive agents (typically resins) placed on the grooves of teeth to help prevent food from getting trapped and causing dental decay. This very easy procedure is an important part of dentistry's efforts to help eliminate dental disease. Read more...
Protective coating. Posterior permanent teeth have deep grooves and crevices on the chewing surface. This is the most common area to get a cavity on these teeth. Dental sealants are a composite material that is flowed into these areas to make them "shallow valleys" so food and bacteria can't get stuck in these grooves, thus making it harder to get a cavity. Sealants are cost effective and easy for the patient. Read more...
Cavity Prevention. It is a material that is placed on the surface of a tooth to help decrease the risk of developing a cavity. Read more...

What does it mean to be "pit and fissure sealant certified"?

Has training. Some states require that dental hygienists and assistants attend classes prior to being able to apply dental sealants to a patient's teeth. "pit and fissure sealant certified" means that person has taken and passsed this class. Read more...
Certified to do them. It basically means that person (usually a dental assistant) has been certified to be able to place sealants. They have received the training. Dentists are of course certified, but don't need to state they are because as a dentist you automatically can place sealants. Read more...

Know where I can take my pits and fissure sealant course to renew my rda license?

Internet. Under your favorite search engine type in the following: "pit and fissure sealant course, (city you live in or closest major city)". I believe every state may not have the same requirements or guidelines so for example, california may be different than texas. Read more...
Hygiene study club. I would check with your local professional hygeine organization for study clubs ins your area. There also may be a dental school or hygeine school in your area that offers courses. Read more...

Can you have braces on top of fissure sealant?

Yes. Usually brackers (braces) are placed on the cheek surface of the teeth wile sealants are placeed on the top surface of the teeth. On the lower molars there is a cheek surface fissure to which brackets can be attached if it is sealed. The sealant can always be redone if necessary after treatment. The bracket bonding material and the sealant are very similar adhesives. Read more...
Yes. Sealants are usually on the biting surfaces of the back teeth. Yes you should be able to have braces with sealants on your teeth. Read more...