Children's Dental Care In York

Dental Sealant

Dental sealants are a preventive dental treatment that can help protect your child’s teeth from decay and cavities. Your dentist will advise if your child requires dental sealants. They are a thin coating that is applied to the chewing surfaces of the back teeth. This coating acts as a barrier, preventing food particles and bacteria from settling into the pits and grooves of their teeth, which can lead to decay over time.

What are the benefits of dental sealant?

Dental sealants are a simple and painless treatment that can be completed in just one visit to your dentist, and they can be particularly beneficial for children and teenagers, who may be more susceptible to tooth decay. It’s a cost-effective way to protect teeth, as it can help to avoid more expensive and invasive dental treatments down the road. Overall, dental sealants are a simple and effective way to maintain good oral health and prevent dental problems.



  • Generally, dental sealants can last up to 10 years with proper care, which includes regular dental checkups, brushing twice a day with fluoride toothpaste, flossing daily, and avoiding hard or sticky foods that can damage the sealant. However, if the sealant becomes chipped or worn, it may need to be replaced sooner to maintain its effectiveness.

  • Dental sealants have been used for over 40 years and have been extensively researched by dental professionals. The application process is painless and non-invasive. Overall, dental sealants are a safe and highly recommended preventive measure for maintaining good oral health.

  • Avoid eating or drinking anything for at least 30 minutes after the procedure to allow the sealant to harden properly. Additionally, avoid sticky or hard foods that can damage or dislodge the sealant, such as boiled sweets or chewing gum. If you experience any discomfort or notice any damage to the sealant, please get in touch with us to book a consultation.

  • Some people may experience slight pressure or discomfort during the procedure, but this is typically minimal. Overall, dental sealants are a safe and effective way to protect teeth from decay without causing pain or discomfort.

  • Dental sealants are typically recommended for children and teenagers, who are more prone to cavities due to their developing teeth and often inconsistent oral hygiene habits. Your child may benefit from dental sealants as soon as their permanent molars come in, usually around age 6 or 7. Adults may also benefit from dental sealants in certain circumstances, such as if they have deep grooves in their teeth that are difficult to clean or are prone to cavities.

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Why visit Blossom Family Dental Care?

  • We protect weak and vulnerable teeth
  • We promote sealants, which create barrier against food bacteria
  • We promote good oral health
  • We help prevent tooth decay
  • We offer safe, painless procedures