Sealing of Children's Teeth

How do sealants protect children's teeth?

Non-treatment of tooth caries and gum diseases lead to strong pain, loss of teeth and diseases of other organs and systems in the organism. The sealants protect from tooth caries by forming a barrier between the tooth and the bacteria that lead to caries.

The sealants save time, money and suffering, all of which are associated with fillings. The child can eat and drink immediately after their placement. They are put on the chewing surface of the permanent teeth up to 2-3 years after their eruption – the period in which they mature, or mineralize completely.

Sealants can stay in the child's mouth for up to 4 years. They can be removed at any time. They are milky white and are not noticeable when the child laughs or speaks.


In October and November 2012 there is a campaign for placement of sealants to children aged 6 to 9 within the National Programme for Oral Condition Prophylaxis in children aged 0 to 18 in Bulgaria.

The treatment is FREE for the parents throughout the country in the offices taking part in the programme.