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Dental Sealants

Sometimes brushing is not enough, especially when it comes to those hard-to-reach spots in your mouth. It is difficult for your toothbrush to get between the small cracks and grooves on your teeth. If left alone, those tiny areas can develop tooth decay. Sealants give your teeth extra protection against decay and help prevent cavities.

Dental sealants are plastic resins that bond and harden in the deep grooves on your tooth’s surface. When a tooth is sealed, the tiny grooves become smooth and are less likely to harbor plaque. With sealants, brushing your teeth becomes easier and more effective against tooth decay.

Sealants are typically applied to children’s teeth as a preventive measure against tooth decay after the permanent teeth have erupted. However, adults can also receive sealants on healthy teeth. It is more common to seal “permanent” teeth rather than “baby” teeth, but every patient has unique needs, and Dr. Rizvi will recommend sealants on a case-by-case basis.

Sealants last from three to five years, but it is fairly common to see adults with sealants still intact from their childhood. A dental sealant only provides protection when it is fully intact, so if your sealants come off, let our office know, and schedule an appointment for your teeth to be re-sealed. 

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Our philosophy at Ashburn Dental Care is to provide the highest quality and standard of dental care through education, communication, technology, and experience. We take pride in being honest and upfront, and always have our patients’ best interests in mind.

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42882 Truro Parish Drive, #208
Ashburn, VA 20148

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(703) 858-1904

Mon, Wed, Fri - 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Early mornings and Saturdays - by appointment

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