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Tooth decay problems are often associated with poor oral hygiene practices. Without a consistent effort to brush your teeth every morning and evening with a fluoride toothpaste bacterial matter can linger on your teeth. At the same time if you forget to floss at least once per day, plaque acids and bacterial deposits can also increase your chances of suffering from cavities and gum disease problems.

However, certain individuals with deep textures on the biting surface of their molars and premolars can be prone to tooth decay, despite consistent oral hygiene habits. The deep recesses in these areas can sometimes prove difficult to clean when brushing. When bacterial deposits start to accumulate they can start to foster the formation of large and uncomfortable cavities.

If our dentists notice a problem like this during your routine dental checkups, they might recommend dental sealants to protect your molars and premolars. The treatment process calls for our dentists to apply a special dental resin to the area. It can usually be done at the end of your dental checkup, to ensure the tooth enamel is completely free of any previous bacterial deposits.

After they have been carefully applied, our dentists will use a special ultraviolet light to harden them and bond them to the underlying tooth enamel for up to a decade

If you live in the Ashburn, Virginia, area and you are interested in preserving the health of your back teeth, you should call 703-348-2818 to schedule a checkup and consutation about dental sealants at Costa Family & Cosmetic Dentistry.