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4 the other is the topical application of a fluoride gel to the tooth surface, even if this method does not significantly reduce the incidence of caries.
Correspondence Address: P Subramaniam Department of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry, The Oxford Dental College, Hospital and Research Centre, Bommana Halli, Hosur Road, Bangalore-560068, Karnataka India Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None Sealing occlusal pits and fissures with resin-based sealants is a proven method of preventing occlusal caries.
Retention of the sealant is very essential for its efficiency.
MINERVA STOi VIATOL Pit and fissure sealants: review literature and lication technique F. Fluoride also prevents the production of polysaccharides, such as glucanes and levanes, which are essential substrates for the development and maintenance of bacterial plaque.
Furthermore, fluoride favors the remineralisation of initial lesions, impedes the absorption of salivaly glycoprotein, which brings about the formation of the organic pellicle, the first site of aggregation of bacterial plaque.