Sealants

sealants

sealantsDental Sealants In Dulles, VA

Brush, brush, brush. You brush twice daily. That’s enough, right? Well… maybe not. Sometimes brushing just isn’t enough. Brushing alone won’t keep those hard-to-reach spots squeaky clean, and when those hard-to-reach spots aren’t kept squeaky clean, tooth decay moves in.

And tooth decay is a roommate no one wants.

A visit to your Dulles dentist for sealant treatment can help.

Made of specially formulated plastic resin, dental sealant bonds to the deep grooves of your tooth’s surface, smoothing and evening and keeping plaque away. Tooth brushing becomes easier as those hard-to-reach spots are minimized. Dental sealants are meant to last three to five years, but it’s not uncommon to see adults with sealants from childhood still intact.

Sealants are most often applied to children’s teeth as a means to protect newly erupted adult teeth against, and prevent tooth decay. But that’s not to say adults cannot have their teeth sealed as well. Only your Loudoun Dental Associates dentist can say if you, or your child is a good candidate for sealants, so contact us for a consultation if you’re interested in discussing them further.