Vienna Family Dental and Facial Esthetics
Rudolph and Paino, DDS, PLLC

What are dental sealants and why do my kids need them?

At Vienna Family Dental and Facial Esthetics, we are passionate about making sure that children get the healthiest start possible.

We recommend your child’s first dental visit take place around age one or when baby teeth start to appear. By seeing your children at routine intervals, our doctors can monitor dental development, make recommendations, and provide preventive treatment as needed.

Prevention is an essential part of your child’s dental care. The fewer problems they experience now, the greater the chance that they will enjoy a healthy, problem-free smile as an adult.

One important preventive tool we use is dental sealants. A sealant is a thin coating of plastic that we apply to the uneven surfaces of teeth like molars and premolars. As the material sets up, it bonds securely with these surfaces to seal out food particles and bacteria that can lead to decay.

This is especially beneficial for baby teeth, because keeping them healthy is essential. We also use sealants on healthy permanent teeth as part of preventive treatments for older children and adults.

If you are interested in learning more about sealants for your child, please call our Vienna, VA dental office. We will be happy to arrange a time for you to meet with one of our doctors to discuss your child’s needs. 

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