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Dental Sealants in
Germantown, Maryland

The rough, uneven surface of the premolars and molars makes their surfaces susceptible to decay. Bacteria can get trapped in the grooves where chewing occurs, and it can be difficult to remove with normal brushing. Sealants make it easier to keep the back teeth healthy and clean.

Dental Sealants in Germantown

Dental sealants are made of plastic materials and are placed as a coating on the back teeth. They are an effective preventive treatment for the premolars and molars due to their anatomical structure. The grooves on the chewing surfaces, or “fissures,” are susceptible to trapping bacteria. If left untreated, that bacteria can build up and cause decay, cavities or other serious issues. Sometimes, normal brushing isn’t enough to remove the bacteria from the fissures, so sealants can be placed over the surfaces of the molars to smooth them out, thus preventing bacteria from getting trapped. The smooth surfaces are also easier to clean.

Sealants are applied in only one visit. Your dentist will clean the teeth thoroughly, then roughen the surface with an etching solution to make it easier for the sealant to bond. Once the tooth is dried, the dentist will apply the sealant coating and let it bond. Once it is bonded and dried, your dentist will check your bite to make sure there aren’t any abnormalities. You can resume your normal diet and routine immediately.

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Winnie T.

Never had a bad experience here. The staff are always so friendly and the office itself and its equipment is very up-to-date, modern, and clean. Dr. T is very gentle and nice and takes the time to answer your questions.
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five stars

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Crown Dental is by far the best dentist I've been to. Dr. T always takes such good care of us. My 4 year old loved seeing Linda again, our visit was so personable, Linda and Dr. T remembered her from her very first visit. Highly recommend Crown Dental Care!
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Dana C.

I love coming to this dentist. The staff are always nice and professional. They go above and beyond to make you feel comfortable and try to make the pain of going to the dentist a bit less terrible. I have had many dentists and hated all of them until I came to Crown Dental Care in Germantown. If you’re looking for a dentist, I would highly recommend them!
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