Herrmann & Desio Family Dentistry
510 N. Washington St, Suite 301, Falls Church, VA 22046

Discover How Fast and Easy it is to Get Dental Sealants

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Getting your child dental sealants is one of the quickest and simplest procedures offered in family dentistry clinics. Believe it or not, your pediatric dentist in Falls Church can apply them in just a few minutes. Check out how little is involved in this protective dental procedure.

  1. Cleaning the Teeth Being Treated

Your pediatric dentist in Falls Church will first rinse, clean, and dry the surfaces of each of the teeth receiving tooth sealants to make sure that the sealant adheres properly.

  1. Preparing the Teeth

After cleaning the teeth, a special tooth etching gel is brushed over the chewing surfaces of the teeth awaiting tooth sealants. After 60 seconds, the gel gets rinsed away.

  1. Applying the Dental Sealants

Next, your pediatric dentist in Falls Church brushes the liquid plastic gel that forms the dental sealant directly onto the teeth, making sure that it fills the deep crevices and crannies.

  1. Setting the Sealants

Then, a very strong curing light is shined on the dental sealants to activate the plastic gel and make it set. This process is called curing and it usually takes only one minute.

  1. Checking for Complete Protection

Once the dental sealants have set, your pediatric dentist in Falls Church evaluates each tooth to make sure that the sealant completely covers every possible place that decay could get trapped. After all of your child’s teeth have been checked, they can leave the family dentistry clinic with advanced decay protection.

To learn about our family dentistry practice in Falls Church, call Herrmann & Desio Family Dentistry today at (703) 988-6938 or make an appointment.

Herrmann & Desio Family Dentistry offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Falls Church. Our office is conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Herrmann & Desio Family Dentistry, we provide most dental services, from basic preventative care and general dentistry to specialized procedures and complete dental reconstruction. We accept most dental insurance plans and offer affordable financial solutions for any budget. Patient satisfaction is our top priority and we strive to provide the exceptional, affordable dental care and personal touch that lead to lasting relationships. A smiling patient is our greatest reward and we look forward to keeping those smiles healthy, beautiful, and bright. Discover an affordable dentist who truly cares at Herrmann & Desio Family Dentistry.

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