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Oral Health Care

Caring for Your Smile

Fissure Sealants

Fissure sealants are a safe and painless way or protecting back teeth from decay. A fissure sealant is a protective plastic coating, which is applied to the biting surfaces of the teeth. The sealant forms a hard shield that keeps food and plaque from getting into the tiny grooves in the teeth and causing decay.

Sealants are applied when the adult teeth come through. This is usually from about age 6. The rest of the adult back teeth usually appear from about age 11.

Fissure sealants are a quick and painless only taking a few minutes for each tooth. They do wear out over time and may need topping up so you still need to visit your dentist for regular check-ups. And of course you still need to brush your teeth!

fissure sealant example

The tooth is cleaned with a special solution and then dried. The liquid sealant is then applied and is set hard by shining a bright light onto it.

COVID-19 UPDATE - March 2022


Due to enhanced infection control procedures we are having to run the practice at a reduced capacity then we would do normally.

Opening hours are 9.00am to 5.00pm Mon-Thurs and 9.00 to 4.00pm Fridays.

As a healthcare environment, If you are attending the practice you must wear a face covering. 

Whilst we are doing check ups and routine dentistry we have long waiting times for appointments.

We also run a telephone emergency service during normal working hours. Out of hours advice is available via NHS Direct on 111.

Click here for information on how to deal with dental emergencies at home.

Due to our reduced capacity we are unable to take on new NHS patients but can provide emergency advice and care if appropriate. 

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