Dental Sealants

Dental Sealant for Simple Cavity Protection
Dental Sealant
Dental Sealant
Appolonia Dentistry for Children
Pediatric Dentist Abu Dhabi, Dubai

What is
Dental Sealant?

A dental sealant is a protective clear plastic layer that is brushed onto the chewing surfaces of teeth to 'seal them off' from the plaque and bacteria that cause cavities to form.

Typically, sealants are applied to the molars, because it is these teeth that do the most chewing and have deep crevices in which bacteria can hide. The sealant will fill in and cover any crevices on the tooth to act as a shield from the bacteria. What makes them even better is that the sealant application process is quick and painless!

Fissure Sealants have become widely regarded as the technique that has contributed most significantly to lowering the caries rate in children.

Why are Dental Sealants So Effective?

Dental decay is most likely to develop on your child's molars when they first erupt at the age of 6. At this age, the top (or chewing surface) of these teeth is not fully mineralized, and therefore more susceptible to decay. At the same time, the anatomy of the chewing surface contains numerous grooves and deep pits, known as fissures. These fissures are usually so narrow that toothbrush bristles are unable to clean them properly. This allows bacteria to flourish and decay to form. By applying a fissure sealant, we make the surface of the tooth smooth – which leaves decay with nowhere to develop.

Sealants have been shown to reduce the risk of decay by nearly 80% in molars. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDS) "school-age children without sealants have almost three times more cavities than children with sealants."

When You Should Bring
Your Child to
Get Sealants

The best time to bring your child in for dental sealants is around the time their adult molars begin to erupt (usually age 6).

We are often asked by parents to provide a timeline of tooth development, to ensure no new adult teeth are missed:
6-7 years of age - all four adult molars should be sealed
10-12 years - first and second adult premolars usually erupt (these adult teeth replace your child’s baby molars)
12-13 years - second adult molars erupt
Dental Sealant
The sooner the sealants are in place, the less opportunity the oral bacteria will have to build up.

Baby teeth can benefit from sealants too. Dental sealants are most effective together with regular oral hygiene i.e brushing, flossing and of course a proper diet. However, sealants are still beneficial, even when applied later on.

How Dental Sealants are Applied at Appolonia

The sealant application process at Appolonia is quick and painless:

  1. The sealant is painted onto the tooth, filling depressions and grooves.
  2. Hardening takes place in a matter of seconds with the assistance of dental curing light.
  3. Most applications will last between three and five years with normal chewing and biting. But sealants should be checked at least once a year and re applied if needed to assure complete prevention.

The dental sealant procedure is technique sensitive. For this reason, it is highly advisable to visit a dentist who is specialized in children’s dental care and is therefore well-equipped to administer the procedure.

Prev 1 of 1 Next
Prev 1 of 1 Next

Why Us?

There are many reasons why we rank as one of the top practices for children’s dentistry
Our Dental Clinic
Our Dental Clinic
Our Dental Clinic
Our Dental Clinic
Our Dental Clinic
Our Dental Clinic
Our Dental Clinic

Reason #1

Kid & Teen-Friendly Themed Modern Design

We welcome teens up to 18 years old, where we offer an environment that triggers teens to feel relaxed and comfortable, while they do their treatment.

Also, our fun-filled environment puts children immediately at ease and ensures they look forward to their appointments.

Let your children choose their clinic!

  1. Astronaut Clinic
  2. Safari Clinic
  3. Frozen Clinic
  4. Airplane Clinic
  5. Superheroes Clinic
  6. Formula 1 Clinic
  7. Musical Clinic
  8. Aquarium Clinic
Appolonia Dubai - Pediatric Dental clinic
Corniche Branch outside
Appolonia Dubai - Pediatric Dental clinic

Reason #2

Convenient Locations & Extended Hours

With 30 dental clinics, we welcome you to 3 convenient locations near your home or work in Khalifa City,Abu Dhabi City – Khalidiya and Dubai.

We are open 7 days a week for your convenience! From 9 am to 10 pm.

We also offer same-day appointments and walk-in visits.


Reason #3

Complete Orthodontics & Pediatric Dentistry

Appolonia Dentistry for Children is here to partner with you to ensure your child receives outstanding comprehensive dental care.

We offer all types of orthodontic, endodontic, and pediatric dental treatments, covering everything possible from prevention to the most complicated procedures, such as treatments under general anesthesia.

2 (9) (1)
1 (11) (1)

Reason #4

Fun Learning Activities

We offer two clinics at KidZania UAE, one in Abu Dhabi and the second in Dubai, which shows children how to be pediatric dentists and have fun doing it! Which will decrease their dental fear and anxiety from visiting pediatric dentists.

With our expertise, child-friendly themed design, TVs in our treatment areas, video games, fun learning activities, and relaxing sedation options; we strive to make your family’s visit to the Appolonia clinic enjoyable – every time.



Pediatric Dental Center in UAE


Dental Clinics for Children


Pediatric Dental Experts


Happy Patients


Appointments Annually


New Children Visit Us Annually
Pediatric Dentist Abu Dhabi
Appolonia Dentistry for Children
Book your Appointment


your Appointment

You can easily book your appointment by clicking the WhatsApp button below or by filling out the appointment request form. One of our scheduling coordinators will promptly contact you to confirm your appointment.