At Dental Serenity in Dumfries, VA, we believe prevention is an essential component to achieving optimal oral health. For this reason, we are proud to offer dental sealants for any of our Dumfries patients that are interested in protecting their teeth. Dental sealants are a tooth-colored plastic coating which is applied to the chewing surfaces of teeth to provide protection against decay.
Why Dental Sealants?
Most people’s teeth are not completely smooth and have pits and grooves on the chewing surfaces. These areas can trap debris and bacteria and are typically unreachable using a toothbrush. When a dental sealant is applied to the teeth, it creates a protective barrier and seals the areas. This makes it impossible for food debris and bacteria to get trapped in the grooves, allowing for easier brushing.
Patients who do not receive dental sealants are at a greater risk for tooth decay and cavities. This can ultimately result in more invasive and costly dental treatments such as fillings, crowns, and even root canals.
Dental Sealant Process
The dental sealant process does not require removal of the tooth structure or any drilling and is extremely quick, comfortable and easy. Once your teeth are cleaned, the dental sealant will be painted onto your teeth, after a few minutes the sealant will harden, providing a protective barrier.
Interested in dental sealants for you or a loved one? Contact our Dumfries dental office today to schedule an appointment for an oral examination, teeth cleaning and dental sealant treatment. We look forward to helping protect your smile!