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Dental Sealants

Alexandria VA Dental Checkup and Cleaning

In 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

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

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Green Dental of Alexandria - Alexandria Dentist

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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!

Stephen J.

Top shelf dental care. Convenient location via METRO/King Street Station. Patient's dental chair features back massage capability along with TV viewing (CNN). Dr. Hye Park is very smooth. Dental experience beyond compare. I actually enjoy going to the dentist now.

Caryl M.

Once again, even the cleaning was uneventful. Love being able to look outside while I'm in the chair. Dr. Park has the most gentle & tiny hands ! Love this place and the staff.

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