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Attending a regularly scheduled dental checkup every six months is an important aspect of maintaining a healthy mouth. Every one of these important appointments performed at Rick Jackomis, DDS is designed to thoroughly clean away tartar and bacterial deposits, while also monitoring your mouth for early signs of gum disease, oral cancer, and tooth decay.

If your dental checkup with Dr. Rick Jackomis reveals bacterial deposits on the biting surfaces of your back teeth he might recommend applying dental sealants. This is essentially a special type of dental resin that is painted onto the biting surfaces on each molar and premolar.

The treatment can often be performed at the end of your dental checkup to ensure that the tooth enamel is completely free of any trapped bacterial material. After applying the dental resin Dr. Rick Jackomis will harden them with a special ultraviolet light. This will ensure a strong bond between the dental sealants and the underlying tooth enamel.

Dental sealants have a reputation for being very durable. They can potentially last for up to ten years and will not easily wear away from your daily tooth brushing.

If you live in the Sterling, Virginia, area and you are interested in preserving the health of your back teeth, you should call 703-444-9244 to set up a dental checkup with dental sealants at Rick Jackomis, DDS’s dental offices.