The Function of Dental Sealants

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Have you considered receiving dental sealants for your molars and premolars? Dental sealants can protect your teeth by blocking cavities and acids. Our experienced dental team is pleased to offer dental sealants and will gladly provide further information on how they work.

In essence, dental sealants are a clear protective treatment applied to the chewing surfaces of your back teeth for protection from tooth decay. The molars in your mouth can be very rough and have deep pits and fissures that are a popular location for tooth decay to develop and fester. The deep contours can make these teeth difficult to clean, making them more vulnerable to cavities.

The American Dental Association has reported that dental sealants can reduce the risk of tooth decay as much as 80 percent. Dental sealants are especially helpful for children because they can help your child’s dental health remain in good shape as the smile develops. While children are the main benefactors, dental sealants can also help some adult patients.

If you would like to learn more about dental sealants in Falls Church, Virginia, and how they may benefit your dental health, we invite you to contact Ronald Hauptman, DDS and Bahar Rowhani, DDS at 703-241-0666 today and schedule a time to speak with one of our dentists, Dr. Ronald Hauptman, Dr. Bahar Rowhani.