Dr. Alan J. White proudly offers dental sealants to help you protect your teeth from harmful substances, like bacteria, decay, and infection.
A dental sealant in Staunton, Virginia, is a thin, plastic coating that is painted onto the surface of your tooth to shield it and protect it. This is a very beneficial product that can help children who have poor oral hygiene habits, teens who are prone to tooth decay, and adults who have never had a cavity or filling in their molars.
The process of placing the dental sealant is quick and easy. It will first begin with your dentist thoroughly cleaning the tooth that is receiving the sealant. When the tooth is clean and dry, he will apply an acid solution onto the tooth to help the sealant bond to its structure. Your dentist will again rinse and dry the tooth once the solution has done its job. Then, he will paint the solution onto your tooth and will harden it with a special light. This entire process will only take a few minutes at our office and will end in the protection of your teeth.
To take advantage of our dental sealants, call our office today and set up an appointment! We are happy to help you.
According to the Oral Cancer Foundation, close to 37,000 Americans will be diagnosed with oral cancer this year. Oral cancer will cause over 8,000 deaths, killing roughly 1 person per hour, 24 hours per day. The main reason for these grim statistics, is not because oral cancer is hard to diagnose, but because it is diagnosed too late-when it is in its advanced stages. As your dentist, I am dedicating myself to do everything that I possibly can to reduce these alarming oral cancer statistics one patient at a time. That’s why I recently invested in a new, advanced screening device that will enable me and my team to perform a detailed oral exam on our adult patients with far more accuracy than we ever could in the past. The device, which is called Identafi, is about the size of a power tooth brush, and uses three different wavelengths of light to help detect any suspicious areas in the mouth that would be impossible for us to see with our naked eyes. These suspicious areas, upon further evaluation, are usually benign, but I think you’ll agree that it’s always better to be safe than sorry. During your next hygiene examine will be performing a thorough Identafi examination and we will gladly answer any and all questions. If it has been a while since your last appointment, I recommend that you schedule an appointment at your earliest convenience.