Is it not much better to prevent problems instead of repairing them?
That is the idea with dental sealants.
Sealants are a great prevention against caries. The grooves of teeth are a prime spot for bacteria to attack; the sealant is a type of tooth-colored filler (some call it a "varnish") that fills those recesses and blocks the invaders! When bacteria cannot settle down and expose the enamel to their noxious acids, decay is avoided.
Sealants are easy to apply, and do not damage the tooth at all. The tooth surface is treated to allow the sealant to "stick", then a special light is used to harden it in place. A little polish, et voila! Sealants can last several years, and then be easily replaced as needed.
Sealants are beneficial for children AND adults, and are an excellent way for Dr. Ashba to help keep your teeth decay-free and possibly avoid more complicated (and costly) restoration needs down the road...
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