At Green Dental of Alexandria, we are here to provide our patients of all ages comprehensive dental care. We want to be the dental practice you trust to meet the dental healthcare needs of everyone in your family. Dental sealants are one way that we use preventive measures to ensure the health and longevity of your smile. Dental sealants are a plastic resin material applied to the molars and premolars where decay is most likely to occur. Dental sealants “seal out” plaque, food particles, and bacteria to protect the teeth. While many people relate dental sealants to children’s dental care, adults benefit from dental sealants in the same way. We are proud to offer dental sealants to all of our patients at Green Dental of Alexandria because we know that comprehensive and preventive care go a long way in oral health.
Brushing, flossing, and regular dental cleanings are essential to maintaining optimal oral health. However, brushing and flossing can only do so much between visits. Floss and toothbrushes are designed specifically to clean the smooth surfaces of the teeth. The bristles of a toothbrush are too large to fit into the tiny fissures and grooves of the teeth; therefore, any food particles left behind will grow bacteria and cause decay to begin. Dental sealants protect these vulnerable areas by acting as a barrier against plaque and acids from the breakdown of food particles. Dental sealants are easy to apply, are 100% pain free, and do not require down time from patients. Applied after a thorough cleaning, sealants are painted on the teeth and then hardened with a curing light so that they bond tightly with the teeth. Dental sealants can last for a few years before reapplication is needed.
If you are interested in having dental sealants for yourself or a member of your family, call Green Dental of Alexandria to schedule this application at the end of your next dental cleaning. Your smile is important to us, and protecting it with preventive dental sealants is an easy way to maintain a healthy, beautiful smile for life.
Posted on behalf of Dr. Hye Park, Green Dental of Alexandria
1725 Duke St, Suite GR03
Alexandria, VA 22314
Phone: (703) 549-1725