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Although our patients are aware of the benefits of visiting Berryville Dental Associates if dental damage has occurred. But they may not be aware that there are different treatment procedures that can be used to help protect the smile before tooth decay or enamel erosion sets in. To prevent the effects of tooth decay, consider the use of dental sealants.

Dental sealants are a reliable way to prevent damage to your teeth. A single dental sealant can last up to ten years before it may need to be reapplied. Dental sealants are thin layer of special plastic applied to the chewing surfaces of the back teeth to act as a barrier to protect your tooth enamel. The harmful acids will have a much more difficult time getting through sealants. Studies have shown that sealants reduce a person’s chance of tooth decay by 80%. Dental sealants are often applied to children’s molars as soon as they begin to grow in. The sealants coat the grooves and ridges on your back teeth that collect food particles and plaque. These areas are difficult to clean with your toothbrush, and can make great places for tooth decay to set in.

Our team at Berryville Dental Associates looks forward to enhancing your smile with dental sealants. To book an appointment at our dental office in Berryville, Virginia, please contact Dr. Gina Kaiser and Nicole Malony and our team at 540-955-0270.