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Fissure Sealants

Fissure sealants are an extremely simple and effective measure for preventing dental decay in children’s teeth, by sealing the crevices in the biting surface of molar teeth where plaque can collect. By making teeth cleaning much easier, fissure sealants can give an 80% reduction in the development of dental decay in the biting surface of the tooth.

Fissure sealants are normally placed on the biting surface of the first adult molar tooth, which arrives at about 6 years of age.

The tooth needs to be free of decay so the sealant is ideally placed within 6 months of the tooth coming fully into the mouth.

The tooth is painted with a preparing layer. This is washed away and the sealant layer is applied. This is then set using a high intensity light.

The procedure is very simple and often works as an ideal ‘acclimatisation’ to dental treatment. Fissure sealant treatment can be carried out by your child’s dentist or by our dental therapist, who will take steps to ensure that treatment is as relaxed and comfortable as possible.


“Invisalign – Light. Crooked front teeth that had started to become more noticeable. This, in turn, started to affect my confidence.

The experience at Beaufort Park was excellent throughout. The staff, from the initial consultation, were friendly and professional. The welcoming reception staff through to the excellent dentist (Russell Gidney) have made this an (almost!) pleasurable experience!

I feel so much more confident and happy to smile again in public.

Quintin Bell

“I hated my smile in photos, I looked as though I only had about 4 teeth! 🙁

Treatments have all been explained, the team have been great & I have started to notice my teeth changing & looking good – despite not even being half way through my treatment (Invisalign Aligner 11/23). I am so happy with the progress.

Thank you! 🙂

Super, I would recommend to anyone considering treatment.

Rachel C

“After years of being unhappy with my crooked teeth and avoiding photographers if at all possible.

I decided to seek corrective treatment at the grand old age of 55 in order to be able to smile at my daughters up coming wedding. After a chat with the Beaufort Dental practice I decided on a course of CFast treatment. In a few short months I was thrilled with the result. Straight teeth which were so much easier to care for and which looked 100 per cent more attractive

The cost was manageable too and I paid at intervals during the treatment. I wish I’d done it years ago.


“I did not like my teeth so didn’t smile.

Invisalign – absolutely brilliant! Very professional team, extremely happy with the results!”

Lisa G

“Even though my oral hygiene has always been excellent I have for many years hated my teeth which were discoloured + the crowns rather mismatched.

Dr Russell Gidney was the first dentist I had confidence in to correct my problems. He showed great empathy, kindness + professional skill. He made me feel completely at ease.

His dental nurses + admin staff are all lovely. The outcome is better than I expected, I now have a lovely smile!”

Pamela C

“I recently had cosmetic work on my teeth carried out by Russell at the surgery. he explained everything in detail and I am overjoyed with the results. The difference it has made is amazing and I thoroughly recommend them. The staff are very helpful too!”

Gaynor M

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