Fluoride Varnish & Fissure Sealants

Fissure Sealants and Fluoride Varnish – longer protection for you and the family

We go the extra mile for our patients and want to make sure you’re protected from tooth decay when going about your everyday life. This is why we offer fissure sealants and fluoride varnishes to act as a longer form of protection for your teeth.

Used alongside an efficient oral hygiene routine, these treatments act as a barrier between the tooth’s surface and environmental factors that contribute to bacteria and plaque build-up reducing the chance of developing cavities.

What are fissure sealants?

Fissure sealants are plastic coatings applied to the back teeth and hardened by a UV light. This protective layer keeps food debris, bacteria and harmful sugars from becoming trapped in the grooves of the teeth that could lead to decay.

This treatment is quick and painless. Your Brickfields dentist will thoroughly clean your teeth before applying the sealant gel and curing with a blue light. The sealant will last for many years however your dentist will check for wear regularly to make sure the layer has remained intact.

What is fluoride varnish?

Fluoride is a naturally occurring mineral which helps to prevent tooth decay and is a common ingredient in toothpaste. Your Brickfields Dental Care dentist will brush a thin coat of fluoride varnish gel onto the surface of your teeth, which will need to be repainted after six months.

The varnish reacts with the surface of your tooth creating a harder surface of enamel. Safe for both adults and children, this treatment is painless, affordable and an excellent way to bolster your preventative oral hygiene.

FAQs

How do cavities form?

Cavities, or tooth decay, are areas of your teeth that have become damaged and developed into tiny holes. They are formed through a combination of factors including consumption of too many sugary foods, prolonged bacterial build-up and a poor oral hygiene routine. An untreated cavity may develop into a larger hole that could affect nerves, fracture the tooth or even lead to an abscess through infection.

Is fluoride safe?

There have been concerns that fluoride could be linked to a range of health conditions however there has been no convincing evidentiary support in review of these concerns. The use of fluoride by dentists is supported by every major health organisation in the fight against dental disease.

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Very glad to have found this dental practice. They have been attentive to my various dental problems and treated them well. Practice is clean and Covid compliant. The receptionists are lovely as are the dental nurses who held my hand on more than one occasion (as I am not the bravest of patients). Dentist himself was very professional and knew straight away what needed doing and kept me informed throughoutIn all very happy dental patient and can now smile with confidence. Thank you to you all
Eve G.
Eve G.
I have just completed implant surgery and once again I cannot fault this practice. TC, the owner and my dentist today, is a highly competent professional, who is a perfectionist and someone who his staff say would trust him with their lives, you can’t get better praise than that. On this occasion, even the initial local anaesthetic was pain free.The receptionists are always very professional, friendly and very competent. I cannot praise this practice enough. Highly recommended.
Avril N.
Avril N.
Visit today was excellent be as usual. Fixed chipped tooth during routine check up. Staff friendly and helpful as usual.
Kim P.
Kim P.
Felt completely safe with Covid-19 protocols in place. Staff were as friendly and helpful as usual. Great practice.
HARRY T.
HARRY T.
Always happy with the service and care at Brickfields Dental Care.
Kerry G.
Kerry G.
Well organised and COVID Secure. Have had a make over and looks very professional.
Amanda H.
Amanda H.
Very disappointed that no time was given for the lidocaine to work before they tried to pull a tooth. Sure that’s not normal practice, staff really nice, good clean practice.
tellstorytime
tellstorytime
An excellent dental practice with amazing staff. I can’t say enough good things about the practice. If you’re a new patient try and get Dr Amit Patel, he’s my dentist and what a dentist he is and he’s an amazing person he is too.
Stuart
Stuart
Emergency appointment for a lost filling, fitted me in with 20 mins notice. Very polite and efficient, thank you!
Dave C.
Dave C.
The staff are so accommodating and helpful, they will always go the extra mile if and when they can.
Brenda A.
Brenda A.
They are very gentle and caring
Marilyn H.
Marilyn H.
Absolute fantastic dentist, made to feel relaxed and all procedures explained, would highly recommend
Greg S.
Greg S.
After not going to the dentist for over 10 years, having had a bad experience, I was extremely nervous and anxious. All the staff are amazing from the reception ladies through to the dentist, they explained and reassured me about everything they are doing. My treatment is on going through the next month and I have no concerns. Definitely recommend
Lisa G.
Lisa G.
Thank you to everyone at Brickfields for the large filling I had today and for the hygienist appointment yesterday.Everyone gave me clear information and expert treatment.
Richard F.
Richard F.
Absolutely excellent service
barbara Y.
barbara Y.
I've just had 2 fillings. Very caring and totaly pain free.
Jon K.
Jon K.
My appointment with Joanne assisted by Lyn was the best I have encountered in the dentists chair considering the complexity of the work required ,painless and comfortable as possible.I would throughly recommend them to any person requiring any dental work.
David R.
David R.
Really good practise i was nervous about going as i hadn’t visited a dentist for years but the staff are great very welcoming and polite.Recommended.
Tim Y.
Tim Y.
I have always received a warm welcome from the moment I've set foot in the door. Ahmit and his colleagues are extremely professional whilst reassuring during all the treatment I have received. I would 100% recommend to anyone!
Fiona J.
Fiona J.
Very pleasant and professional receptionists and hygienist excellent. Professional all round.
Rosemary S.
Rosemary S.