Dental sealants are a highly effective treatment to prevent decay and protect your smile. We apply this tooth-colored coating to the chewing surfaces of the teeth to block out food particles and plaque in areas that are difficult to reach when brushing and flossing.
A dental sealant is comprised of a clear or tooth-colored material that is painted onto the chewing surfaces of the teeth to fill any deep grooves or fissures. By providing a seal across the enamel of the chewing surface, the sealant can block out bacteria and food debris and therefore prevent tooth decay and cavities. The smooth surface provided by the sealant also makes brushing easier and more efficient.
Dr. Scott often recommends dental sealants for children between the ages of 6 and 12 who have received their permanent molars. We can also provide dental sealants from adults who are prone to tooth decay but have not had those teeth restored before. Dental sealants are placed in one visit and require little prep time and zero recovery time.
We welcome you to call McQuiston Dental at 703-354-0111 to learn more about the benefits of dental sealants in Alexandria, Virginia, and to schedule your appointment with our experienced dentist.