The parents of our young patients are always wondering if there are additional ways that they can help their children to have healthier smiles. One of the most effective treatments we offer in the protection of teeth is the use of dental sealants. Dr. Amirreza Rafaat or Dr. Sanin Emelee can place dental sealants on your child’s smile during their regularly scheduled cleanings at Herndon Smile Design.
A dental sealant is made of clear or tooth-colored resin material. This sealant is painted onto the chewing surface of the teeth, which helps to block out bacteria and food debris that commonly cause tooth decay. Another benefit of the dental sealant is that it creates a smooth coating over the natural grooves of the tooth’s surface, which is beneficial for children as they brush their teeth each day. Dental sealants are most commonly used on children between the ages of 6 and 12 years. Our dentists typically recommends that our young patients get a dental sealant treatment on the permanent molars once they grow in.
Although dental sealants aren’t a foolproof way of preventing all cavities and forms of dental decay, the sealant is a useful tool in minimizing the likelihood of developing cavities. If you want to schedule your child’s dental sealants in Herndon, Virginia, call our office at 703-464-0000.