Dental Sealants in Lake Ridge, VA
If You’re Looking for Dental Sealants in Lake Ridge, VA, Call Lake Ridge Dental Associates.
Dental sealants are a great way to protect your teeth and maintain good dental health. At Lake Ridge Dental Associates in Lake Ridge, VA we can use dental sealants to protect your teeth from cavities by constructing a barrier between bacteria loaded plaque and your permanent tooth enamel.
Your back teeth, or molars, often have many small grooves and indents on their surfaces that trap food particles. These particles can stick there for a long time because your toothbrush can’t completely remove them. Getting dental sealants is a gentle procedure that proactively protects the outer layer of your teeth, and prevents cavities in children.
Who Benefits from Dental Sealants:
- Children and teenagers – As soon as the six-year molars (the first permanent back teeth) appear or any time throughout the cavity prone years of 6-16
- Adults – Tooth surfaces without decay that have deep grooves or depressions.
- Baby teeth – Occasionally done if teeth have deep grooves or depressions and child is cavity prone.
The dental sealant application can be done in our Lake Ridge, VA office in just one visit while you are getting your teeth cleaned. Once your teeth are professionally cleaned, your dentist will prep your teeth to accept the resin by using a soft gel. The resin hardens quickly under UV light and is painless.
Dental Sealants FAQ
How long do dental sealants last?
Dental sealants have shown to last in children till their adult years depending on their diet and sticky foods. Though, they can fall off due to eating sticky foods or break from hard foods and they should be examined regularly during your normal dental appointment.
What are dental sealants used for?
The purpose of sealants is to help seal and protect teeth against decay, which is why they’re particularly useful for young children. While sealants are no substitute for an active oral health care regimen that includes frequent brushing, flossing, and rinsing, they do add a second line of defense for children who are still in the early stages of forming healthy habits.
Call Lake Ridge Dental Associates in Lake Ridge, VA today at 703 491 4040 and ask us how our Lake Ridge dental sealant solutions can brighten your smile and your day!