At Arlington Dental Excellence, we offer preventive care resources in addition to professional teeth cleanings and exams and your own oral care routine. If you need an extra defense against tooth decay, Dr. Layth Ghanim may recommend that you consider dental sealants, especially for the hard-to-reach areas of your teeth.
Dental sealants are thin layers of composite resin that are “painted” onto your back molars to provide a protective layer between your enamel and any harmful bacteria. This treatment is most commonly recommended for children who are still developing proper dental hygiene habits, but it can also benefit adults whose molars have deep pits and grooves that often trap bacteria and food particles.
To apply dental sealants, our dentist first cleans and dries the teeth before painting the liquid sealant over the chewing surface of each molar. As the sealant dries, it creates a smoother surface that promotes easier brushing and lessens the risk of dental cavities. Dental sealants are clear or tooth-colored to blend in with your natural smile.
If you are concerned about your and your family’s oral health and would like to learn more about dental sealants in Arlington, Virginia, we invite you to contact our dentist and team at 703-525-0157 to schedule a visit to our office.