Our pediatric dentist may recommend dental sealants if your child shows signs of an increased risk of tooth decay, such as poor dental hygiene, deep grooves in the chewing surfaces of the molars and premolars, or a higher concentration of oral bacteria. Dental sealants are a clear or tooth-colored material that is painted onto the teeth to form a protective barrier.
When applied to the teeth, dental sealants create a smooth surface that fills the deep grooves and prevents bacteria from settling in hard-to-clean areas of the back teeth. Dental sealants also keep the teeth cleaner by blocking out bacteria and food particles and preventing the development of tooth decay in these areas.
Dr. Jonathan Konz will often recommend dental sealants for children who have permanent molars (typically between the ages of 6 and 12). Our skilled pediatric dentist can place the sealants in a single visit to Little Smiles Pediatric Dentistry, providing your child with a powerful tool against tooth decay that can keep their smile healthy for several years. We invite you to contact our office at 703-542-7000 today if you have any questions about dental sealants in Ashburn, Virginia, and would like to schedule a visit to our practice.