Fissure Sealants

A protective barrier against tooth decay

Protecting your children’s teeth

Much like a screen protector for a valued smartphone, fissure sealants from 543 are a quick, easy and invisible way to help keep your child’s teeth in mint condition – or as near as possible. Designed to help protect your child’s chewing teeth, dental sealant is a proven and recommended treatment that covers areas of the teeth the toothbrush sometimes misses.

Easy application

The process is painless and only takes a few minutes per tooth. The tooth is thoroughly cleaned, prepared with a special solution, and dried. The sealant is then painted on and allowed to set hard – usually by shining a blue light onto it.

Long-term protection

Typically clear or white in colour, a fissure sealant will create a smoother surface to help prevent food from getting trapped in the tiny grooves in the teeth and causing decay. Dental sealant usually lasts between three and five years and will ultimately help prevent cavities from forming.


Does my child need fissure sealant?

At 543 Dental Centre in Hull, we will thoroughly assess your child’s mouth to decide if dental sealant is suitable, and/or to check existing sealants are intact or need replacing.

At what age are sealants recommended?

Once your child’s adult teeth start to come through, it’s a good idea to protect them. Most children receive their first set of dental sealants at around the age of six or seven, with replacements provided at 12 or 13.

How long does a fissure sealant last?

A sealant usually lasts for many years, but should be checked regularly to make sure its seal is intact. It will wear down over time, and may need to be added to or replaced to be sure it’s still effective.

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Protecting children's teeth through education

Teeth Team is a school-based supervised tooth-brushing programme, incorporating clinical dental assessments, applications of fluoride varnish and the subsequent signposting for accessing primary and secondary dental care. It is a collaborative working partnership between local dental practices, government, schools and parents in an effort to improve the dental health of children across the country.


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