all about dental sealants

All About Dental Sealants

A dentist may apply a sealant to protect healthy back molars from tooth decay — or to prevent early decay from worsening.

In summary:

– Sealants can protect against tooth decay and have no known side effects.

– Sealants are applied by a dentist; the procedure involves application of an acidic gel to prepare the tooth’s surface, painting the sealant onto the teeth and sealing using blue light.

– Sealants are not a replacement for a good oral care routine.

“During your regular dental visit, your dentist will check the condition of the sealant and can reapply them as needed.”

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Matthew Houlton BDS(Sheffield) MFGDP(UK)

I’m Matthew Houlton, principal dentist and practice owner of Manor House Dental Practice.

Qualified from Sheffield dental hospital in 1993.

Post graduate training with Paul Tipton (Specialist Prosthodontist) from 2005-2007.

Diploma for Membership of the Faculty of General Dental Practice (UK) 2007.

Special interest in Orthodontics.

Yorkshire Deanary Fixed Appliance Training Scheme 2002-2004.

I have worked at York Hospital’s orthodontic department one session a week since 2009.

Member of the British Society of Occlusal Studies (the study of temporomandibular disorder).

I have two children, who keep me busy when I am not at the practice. I take a keen interest in and teach Aikido, a martial art, to keep a healthy mind and body.