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Dental Sealants

Alexandria VA DentistIn our fast paced society, we are always looking for the quickest fix with an ideal solution to problems that we face on a regular basis. What if there were a quick dental fix that could prevent a large majority of tooth decay and cavities? Would you be interested? Of course you would, and we are happy to tell you about one of the simplest methods of protecting your teeth.

Dental sealants are thin, plastic coatings that are applied directly to the chewing surfaces of the back teeth to prevent decay from occurring. For a long time, many dentists only offered dental sealants to children as their teeth were more vulnerable to decay through their development. However, these days, the benefits from dental sealants are available to dental patients of all ages. At Green Dental of Alexandria, we are proud to offer dental sealants as a preventive dentistry measure in your optimal oral health care.

The premolars and molars within the mouth consist of many grooves and pits, giving these teeth a very rough surface in order to successfully chew and break down food. However, it is these same grooves and pits that are often at the highest risk for decay. Food particles are easily trapped in these uneven surfaces, attracting a greater amount of bacteria and acids to congregate in these areas. Germs and bacteria within the mouth use sugars in foods to produce acid. When acid is present, the teeth become susceptible to decay. Because food particles are often left behind in the back teeth, sometimes even after brushing, dental sealants offer a great amount of protection.

Dental sealants “seal out” food particles from becoming trapped, thus sealing out acids from collecting on the molars and creating cavities. Dental sealants are a simple and painless procedure that is done in the dentist’s office following a dental cleaning. This simple procedure has the potential to protect the back teeth for up to four years without a necessary reapplication.

Green Dental of Alexandria understands the importance of prevention when it comes to achieving optimal oral health. If you would like more information about dental sealants or would like to schedule an appointment to have them applied, please contact our dental practice today. We look forward to serving you and your family.

Posted on behalf of Dr. Hye Park, Green Dental of Alexandria

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Green Dental of Alexandria - Alexandria Dentist
1725 Duke St, Suite GR03
Alexandria, VA 22314
Phone: (703) 549-1725

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Based on 85 reviews

Patti B.
I had my first visit, for a routine cleaning. I am very impressed with the ease of scheduling an appointment, the convenience of appointments outside of ""regular"" business hours, the friendly staff and the thoroughness of the examination and cleaning procedure. Dr. Park was careful, compassionate, a good listener, and explained a lot about my teeth and her recommendations to care for my dental health moving forward. I am pleased and I look forward to being a long-term patient! Thanks Green Dental of Alexandria!
Roberto B.
Gold Stars on all fronts. The office is spotless, gives off a great vibe and has quiet soothing classical music playing. The front desk people are very warm and go above and beyond. Televisions are placed above the chairs so you can relax and watch TV while they work away under the hood. Dr. Park is very kind, thorough, and addressed all my concerns and questions.
Sure cleanings hurt a bit, but I actually look forward to them now!
Lauren K.
Best dental experience I've had in a long time. The reception/billing staff was friendly and helpful. The dental hygienists were gentle and knowledgeable. Dr Park was kind, thorough, and answered all of my questions. I'll be back!
Terry A.
Dr. Park has a wonderful manner with her patients! I feel very fortunate to have her as my dentist. Her hygienists and office staff are very competent and kind. I would go nowhere else.
Jennifer B.
I just had my first appointment at Green Dental and I couldn't be happier with their service. I tend to be nervous when going to the dentist, but all of the staff were very welcoming and nice. The exam chair massages your back as you're getting your cleaning and there's a television on the ceiling to distract you from dental work. The cleaning and evaluation was very gentle. Thanks, Green Dental!
Saletta C.
I've been a patient for 3.5 years. Today I got a tooth pulled. I am not proud of that. Dr. Park gave me options today that included allowing her to pull it or go see an Oral Surgeon. There was no way I was leaving her office when I trust her so much. I was nervous but I trust her more than anyone I've ever trusted to complete dental work. I am very found of Dr. Park and how caring and gentle her care is with each patient. I was equally impressed when I walked into her office today. Dr. Park was personally calling a patient just to see how he was doing after a visit. I joked with her about that .... what Dr. calls just to check on you anymore. Very nice. Very much appreciated.
Ranjana S.
I picked this because it was close and was impressed with the polite professionalism I encountered. Loved that I did not have to wait, but also loved the massage chair to relax tired back muscles. I felt the cost of procedures was a little on the high side...
Chantel L.
One of the best dental clinics I've been to thus far. I love the fact that they give an incentive (free tooth whitening) for good dental hygiene and their service is impeccable. I'm happy they actually went over the x-rays and pictures they took of my teeth to give more knowledge of what they look for in x-rays. I'm so happy I found them!
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