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Protecting The Future of Your Teeth with Fissure Sealant

At Advance Dental, we strongly believe that prevention is better than cure. With decay one of the most common preventable illnesses in the UK, we’re keen to promote preventative services like fissure sealant.

What is fissure sealant?

Fissure sealant treatment is a preventative measure, which is often encouraged for children. It involves placing a seal over the teeth to prevent food and bacteria getting stuck in the tiny fissures and cracks on the tooth surface. By creating a barrier, you can protect the teeth from decay and reduce the risk of cavities forming. In most cases, this treatment is used to protect the molars, which are located at the back of the mouth.

Fissure sealant treatment is simple, quick and safe. The treatment simply involves applying the sealant to the teeth and then hardening it using a curing light. The result is a protective shield, which helps to boost oral health and keep your teeth in check.

Fissure sealant treatment takes a matter of minutes and there is no pain involved.

How long do sealants last?

Sealants last for many years. If you have sealants on your teeth, your dentist will check them every time you have a routine dental check to ensure that they are still in good condition. If the sealant does become worn, it’s possible to reseal the tooth to prolong the results.

If you’re interested in preventive measures and you’d like to find out more about fissure sealants, our dentists will be happy to help.

How Fissure Sealing Can Help You Children Take Care of Their Teeth

In dentistry, prevention is always better than cure. At Advance Dental, we strive to do everything possible to keep our younger patients free from dental dramas, and we provide preventative treatments, including fissure sealant treatment.

What is fissure sealant treatment?

Fissure sealant treatment is a preventative therapy, which is recommended for children as a means of reducing the risk of tooth decay. A sealant is applied to the teeth, usually the molars, to provide a protective barrier, which fills the tiny cracks and crevices on the biting surface of the tooth. Sealant material is applied to the tooth, stretched out to cover the fissures and then hardened using a curing light. By filling in these tiny gaps, there’s a lower risk of food and bacteria becoming trapped in the tooth surface, which reduces the risk of plaque formation and protects the tooth from decay.

Is fissure sealant treatment painful?

Fissure sealant treatment is painless, quick and effective. Your child won’t experience any pain at all and within minutes, they’ll be free to get back to whatever the rest of the day holds.

Who can benefit from fissure sealant treatment?

This is a preventative service, which is recommended for all children. Generally speaking, this treatment is designed for children who have developed their adult molar teeth. Most commonly, treatment is provided for children aged between 6 and 10 years old. Once they are in place, sealants can last up to 10 years.

If you have children and you’d like information about the benefits of fissure sealants, don’t hesitate to get in touch. We’ll be happy to answer questions and help you decide if this is a treatment you’d like your child to have.

Did you know that Fissure Sealants can Help Your Children Keep Healthy Teeth?

At Advance Dental Clinic, we’re always keen to highlight the benefit of preventative dental treatments. We want all our patients, young and old to have beautiful, healthy smiles. If you have children, we offer a range of general dental services, including fissure sealant treatment. Prevention is always better than cure, so why not let us tell you more about fantastic fissure sealants.

About fissure sealant treatment

Fissure sealant treatment is a preventative technique, which we use to reduce the risk of children developing dental decay. On the surface of the teeth, there may be tiny cracks and pits known as fissures. These fissures can trap food and bacteria, increasing the risk of plaque forming, and cavities developing. The aim of fissure sealants is to create a barrier, which prevents anything from getting stuck in the fissures. The sealant forms a protective coating, which decreases the risk of decay and helps to keep children free from dental pain.

Fissure sealants are used routinely, and the procedure is quick and painless. The sealant is applied to the teeth at the back of the mouth. Before the tooth is sealed, the dentist will clean the mouth thoroughly. The sealant is then applied to the tooth surface. At this stage, it is in liquid form. Your dentist will then use a bright light source to set the sealant. Once the tooth has been sealed, it will be protected against harmful bacteria and there’s no risk of food getting stuck in the tiny grooves.

This treatment doesn’t involve any pain at all, and it takes minutes. Our dental team has experience in caring for children, and we do everything we can to make young patients feel relaxed, and to make the experience as fun and stress-free as possible.

If you have young children, they could benefit from fissure sealants. If you’d like to find out more or book an appointment, call us today!